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Interior secretary David Bernhardt stayed behind during Trump’s State of the Union speech — here’s how past ‘designated survivors’ spent their evenings under high security

Interior secretary David Bernhardt was announced to be this year’s designated survivor for the State of the Union address. Designated survivors sit out the State of the Union far away from the House chamber, so that in case there is a catastrophe, a Senate-confirmed official could take the reigns of […]
Interior secretary David Bernhardt stayed behind during Trump’s State of the Union speech — here’s how past ‘designated survivors’ spent their evenings under high security