THIS IS REAL! : Designated survivor more highly ranked than his fictional peers

If catastrophe had struck during Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address yesterday, the US would seamlessly have had a new acting president: Sonny Perdue.

The Agriculture Secretary was chosen to be “designated survivor” and was hidden in an undisclosed spot — protected by Secret Service agents — in case the President, Vice-President, Speaker and more senior cabinet ministers perished.
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