2 White House movie tropes that don't make sense

In movies, writers are generally allowed a couple of freebies. We're willing to suspend disbelief and not let something that seems patently absurd stand in the way of our enjoyment. Every good movie has to bend reality just a little. But that doesn't mean that the movies have to bend them in the same direction.

Here are two tropes common to political thrillers about presidential assassinations, White House destruction-ation-xplosions and such.

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