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Acting President of the United States is a reference to a person who legitimately exercises presidential powers even though that person does not hold the office of the President of the United States in their own right.

It was one of the settings of Olympus Has Fallen.

Olympus Has FallenEdit

When President Benjamin Asher and Vice President Charlie Rodriguez are taken hostage at the White House by a North Korean terrorist group Koreans for United Freedom, Speaker of the House Allan Trumbull becomes the Acting President during the crisis.