Report: Trump, Carson to receive Secret Service protection
Following a story where Donald Trump complained about his lack of Secret Service protection, as if he couldn’t afford adequate bodyguards with his billions of dollars, the United States taxpayers will front the bill to protect Trump and Ben Carson.
Trump claimed that he attracted large crowds and required protection.
“I want to put them on notice because they should have a liability,” he told The Hill. “Personally, I think if Obama were doing as well as me he would’ve had Secret Service [earlier]. I have by far the biggest crowds.”
“They’re in no rush because I’m a Republican. They don’t give a shit,” Trump added as a joke.
The Hill reports:
Trump has relied on his private security detail to protect him on the campaign trail. He reportedly bolstered that security team after receiving a threat linked to the family of escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Trump has been a critic of Mexico and immigration from that country.
Trump’s son, Eric Trump, told Fox News’s “Fox and Friends,” in an interview on Friday that he wished his father had a security detail.
As a former first lady, Hillary Clinton has long had Secret Service protection.
A source told Newsmax that Carson had received a number of threats, calling them “off the charts.”
Carson’s campaign would not confirm or deny reports that he was slated to receive Secret Service protection.
The report said that Carson was initially reluctant to accept a detail but relented when he was given intelligence about potential threats.
“It is widely believed ISIS would like to strike a major political target in the U.S.,” the source told Newsmax.
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