Originally Posted by KCWolfman
No, you are right. He has the right to invite out 19 other human beings to dinner, have a cavalcade of vehicles, all to be covered by the Secret Service for several hours of overtime for a dinner while he tells people who have driven thousands of miles that he cannot afford to keep open the White House for a tour because he can't pay the Secret Service extra money.
Makes sense to me.
I really don't know of the specific event you are talking about, but I think a president is entitled to do some things like a normal human, like go out to dinner sometimes.