What exactly is the issur of getting in a car on Shabbat?
Specifically, was it permissible for the daughter of the president, and her husband to get in a car on Shabbat because there was a claim of pikuach nefesh?
Was it permitted for them to put themselves in a situation like that at its inception, lechatchilah?
I don’t know the exact situation, but would make sense that the daughter and son in law, and chief adviser to the president, under normal circumstances, especially at a time when there is so much controversy over him and protests against him, would surely be considered pikuach nefesh. Especially if they were told so by the security officers, since it was pekuach nefesh, then he was allowed to enter the car.
Regarding the fact that they put themselves into that situation, it was not necessarily considered as if they “put themselves into the situation, but for “shalom malchus”, they most probably had to be there, so there shouldn’t be embarrassment to the president that his ministers and family weren’t there, and it can cause animosity, therefore it wasn’t merely an elected and l’chatchila situation.