It’s curious how the media never mentions how scary it must be to be a 14-year-old boy living in the White House and seeing thousands of angry people screaming at your home, while fires burn around them, loud explosions are heard, and tear gas floats around your front yard.
It’s curious how no one ever mentions that inside the White House lives the world’s most powerful man with his family. They never mention how important it is that the US Secret Service and our US military protect President Trump and his innocent wife from harm. Instead, they mock him for reports that he was forced to take cover in the White House bunker, built and designed to protect the President of the United States and his family from dangerous incidents such as violent protests that rage outside of the White House.
Tonight, more US troops are brought into DC to protect the White House and the First Family.
Here’s a shot of the US troops getting ready to defend the White House:
Troops headed to La Fayette Park area which has been blocked today.
Defense Secretary Esper was going to pull back active military from DC this morning but decision reversed after White House meeting pic.twitter.com/MswWxR3iHs
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) June 3, 2020
The security move came after multiple people crossed over fences that had been erected to create a larger barrier around the White House complex around 7 p.m.
Secret Service officers detained at least four protesters, who were charged with unlawful entry at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, according to arrest records. The incident took place near the border between the White House lawn and Treasury Department, about 350 feet from the East Wing, and close to a Treasury fence line that has been at the center of past security failures.
The breach occurred around the time that the Secret Service alert level on the White House complex was elevated from “yellow” to “red,” according to a law enforcement official, who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal safety maneuvers. Officials familiar with the incident told colleagues that the president, the first lady, and their son Barron were rushed to the bunker because of the episode, according to two people familiar with their accounts.
That story contradicts a claim Trump made earlier today on Brian Kilmeade’s radio show:
“I went down during the day, and I was there for a tiny little short period of time,” he said during an interview with radio talk-show host Brian Kilmeade. “It was much more for an inspection. There was no problem during the day.”…
Trump went down to the bunker at the behest of the Secret Service in an abundance of caution, said one official familiar with the incident, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters. The official said he was only in the bunker for a short period of time.
Asked by Kilmeade if the Secret Service told him he needed to head to the bunker, Trump said, “No, they didn’t tell me that at all. They said it would be a good time to go down, take a look because maybe some time you’re going to need it.”
Celebrities and so-called journalists mocked President Trump, attempting to make him look like he’s a coward for going to the bunker while a massive crowd of angry protesters threatened his safety and the safety of his family inside the White House.
Most of the people mocking Trump online with #BunkerBoy hashtags make it sound as if this was about personal cowardice, i.e. he got scared and wanted to hide. But if the Post story is accurate (there’s no on-the-record quote here, but for the sake of argument let’s assume) then it sounds as if Trump was taken to the bunker on the advice of Secret Service who were monitoring the security situation outside. I guess Trump could have refused their advice but they were doing their job an he went along with it.
Here’s an example of the violent clashes that are taking place outside of the White House:
Would the media have mocked Barack Obama for being forced to take cover in the White House bunker? Would they have ignored that he had a wife and two daughters inside the White House who might have been frightened? Why the double standard? who decided to call our President, the most powerful man in the world, a “coward,” for taking cover from violent, angry mobs attempting to push back on Secret Service?