There was a brief scare last night for President Obama after someone stole his teleprompter, according to WWBT-TV in Richmond.
The Teleprompter of the United States (TOTUS) was inside a truck filled with President Obama’s podiums and audio equipment. WWBT reported that thieves took the truck just days before the president’s visit to Chesterfield, VA.
Sources told the television station that the equipment was valued at nearly $200,000 and included several presidential seals.
President Obama is rarely seen without TOTUS — and critics have argued that without TOTUS, POTUS is speechless.
The truck and TOTUS were later found in a parking lot at a nearby Holiday Inn Express.
So far, no one’s been arrested.
TOTUS had no official comment and the White House was at a loss for words.
However, it might be worth noting that while TOTUS may not be POTUS, he did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night.