The first couple, known for having weekend date nights, had an extravagant one on Saturday night in New York City.
According to a White House spokesman, Obama said he was taking his wife to the Big Apple "because I promised her during the campaign that I would take her to a Broadway show after it was all finished."
Instead of taking the larger Air Force One plane for their trip north, the Obamas took a smaller plane, a G-3, which became Air Force One once he boarded. The press traveled in a separate aircraft, a G-5, and a G-3 carried White House support staff, according to the pool report.
RNC spokeswoman Gail Gitcho, blasted the couple's visit. "As President Obama prepares to wing into Manhattan’s theater district on Air Force One to take in a Broadway show, GM is preparing to file bankruptcy and families across America continue to struggle to pay their bills," she said. "Have a great Saturday evening – even if you’re not jetting off somewhere at taxpayer expense."
Broadway tickets- $96.50 apiece
Three planes- $24,000 each
Presidential Date Night- priceless
source: NY Post