Threats to Republican front runners Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump have been so significant that the two candidates will now get protection from the Secret Service.
Secret Service to Protect Trump, Carson as Threats Grow
The Secret Service will give agent protection to Ben Carson and Donald Trump while heavily upgrading Hillary Clinton’s existing detail, a Washington source close to the agency’s plans confirmed to Newsmax.
The deployment of agents around Republican candidates Trump and Carson is set to begin as early as next week. Approximately two dozen agents will be assigned to each candidate.
Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, has had Secret Service protection since leaving the White House as first lady in 2001, but her detail will be heavily upgraded by the agency’s move.
The agency’s decision was primarily triggered by a significant number of threats to Carson, including death threats and terrorist chatter, the source said.
The threats to the retired pediatric neurosurgeon have been “off the charts,” the source said. Polls show Carson either tied with Trump for front-runner status or in second place…
Trump specifically requested Secret Service protection and made an excellent point about American politics in the process.
Unlike Carson, Republican front-runner Trump has officially requested Secret Service protection.
The billionaire noted that he has drawn “by far the biggest crowds” of any candidate at his events. He also said that President Barack Obama had received protection at this stage of his first campaign in 2008.
“I want to put them on notice because they should have a liability,” Trump told The Hill. “Personally, I think if Obama were doing as well as me he would’ve had Secret Service [earlier].”
I have a question for both of them. Both Trump and Carson are rich men. Trump worth ten billion and Carson is probably worth in the millions. WHY would you want the SS to protect you and make the people pay for it???
If I had that kind of money I would hire the BEST known to man to protect me. I wouldn't trust anyone from government to protect me. So WHY ask the American people to pay for something you could pay for and get a lot better protection????
WAKE UP AMERICA!!!
Great Question! The quick answer is that the SS gets data from military intelligence and NSA and can act on said data more effectively then the private Security groups. Furthermore the SS technologies on site are more effective and will cause all those except the crazies to remain away from the events.
They will integrate with Trump's NYPD private security well and I'm sure Dr. Carson with be safer.
We should want to keep them safe as they, TRUMP & CARSON are the people that Jefferson & Washington wanted in the White House. The President and Vice President that were NOT professional Politicians, and had their own money. (NOT "K" Street Money.)
Trump made his the old fashioned way, "Real Estate." He is more motivated then we are to see America's economy develop. If he doubles or triples the value of our real estate. He does the same to his own. He is one of Us.
I wouldn't put it past Lindsey Graham, or the Republican authority, or the "K" Street Boys and all those that are jealous of Trump or Carson to try to hurt them.
Besides, I would rather see the money go to their protection then to one of Obama's Crack Heads or Meth Heads in the Ghettos.
I repeat my question. Has a Secret Service agent shot a sitting President in the line of duty before?
I don't know that answer.
Has a Secret Service agent shot a sitting President in the line of duty before?
It's Obama trying to slide insiders into the campaign. The agents assigned to the detail had this to say "Our prayers have been answered, thank God we don't have to put up with those two anymore" rumor has it the agent was heard singing as he crossed the whitehouse lawn "free at last .. than God almighty I'm free at last" Rumor has it that at the Clinton mansion the agents not selected burst out in tears
Obama must be jealous.
I guess its a good thing. Since Obama was grated them early also. But good point both men very wealthy and why not fire your own. I would not trust any government person
If they are really concerned they can either pay out of their pocket or the campaign could pay for protection, not taxpayers.
I also think it is absurd that former presidents and their families get full Secret Service protection for life.