From the very beginning of the Donald Trump presidential experiment, the nation seemed to understand that the CEO-in-Chief would be a catalyst of sorts, or perhaps a rogue mutational element that could upset the entire apple cart of American politics.
In fact, that’s why we elected him in the first place. There was no hope for another “rich old white” President sliding into the Oval Office and suckling off of the teat of special interests and old-money lobbyists. No, Trump represents something else entirely; a return to power for the American people. A return of the government to control of We The People.
It is precisely this sort of thinking that has put a target on his back, however, and the backs of everyone who stands for a similar ideology.
We have seen numerous assaults on the American experience in recent years, with the liberal left attacking not only the First and Second Amendments on a near-daily basis, but as of late, we have powerful men and women within the U.S. government whipping their followers into a frenzy in order to create violence and chaos. This is their form of discussion, apparently.
All of this has combined to create a nightmare for the Secret Service, who have already dealt with a rash of attempted break-ins at the White House, and at least one legitimate assassination attempt against Donald Trump. Now, amidst the fury and anarchy, the White House Press Secretary herself will be receiving Secret Service protection after an incident at a Virginia restaurant.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is expected to receive Secret Service protection as soon as Wednesday, two sources familiar with the decision tell CNN, but they did not specify how long it will last.
The Secret Service declined to comment, telling CNN: “For operational security purposes the Secret Service does not comment on its protective operations.”The news comes days after Sanders was asked to leave a small Lexington, Virginia, restaurant because of her role with the Trump administration, a move that has since sparked a national conversation on civility and public service in the age of Trump.NBC News first reported that Sanders would begin receiving protection.Sanders did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.