It is not a good idea to anger the people assigned to protect you.
Courtesy of Mediaite:
After months of taking their cues from a president and White House that openly flouted CDC guidelines about Covid-19 — and implicitly demanded Trump’s personal protection detail do the same — outraged Secret Service agents are now bitterly complaining about the public heath risks they’re facing.
According to the Washington Post, increasing numbers of the White House Secret Service detail, as well as those in the field assigned to work Trump’s mostly maskless, non-socially distanced campaign rallies, are taking to private message boards and discussion groups to vent their anger after a coronavirus outbreak has hit Trump’s inner circle.
Secret Service agents expressed their anger and frustration to colleagues and friends Friday, saying that the president’s actions have repeatedly put them at risk. “He’s never cared about us,” one agent told a confidant, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the internal reaction…
Agents who work in field offices around the country complained that since late August, they are no longer being tested when they return home from working at a rally for the president.
“This administration doesn’t care about the Secret Service,” one current agent relayed in an internal discussion group. “It’s so obvious.”
Protection details assigned to First Daughter Ivanka Trump and fellow White House adviser Jared Kushner were also compelled to accompany her family outside of Washington, D.C. during the height of the shelter-in-place rules in the spring. Their frequent destination, Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, N.J. was under a state lockdown order at the time. Despite the risky travel, agents told the Post that they were rarely tested for the coronavirus and often short on N95 protective masks. And some agents, feeling pressured to blend in with their detailees, began foregoing masks altogether.
The Secret Service will not release the number of agents who have been infected to the press, however, from past reporting we know that dozens have been forced to quarantine themselves due to exposure.
I have to admit that I do not have a great deal of sympathy for the folks who voluntarily attended some of these events and then got infected due to their own carelessness, however, these agents are forced to attend events and then exposed due to the ignorance on the part of those they are protecting.
That would piss me off as well.
And let’s face it, Trump was probably never in danger from a violent attack since it seems all of the violent people love him.
No, he was always in danger due to his own stupidity, and clearly, he put a number of other innocent people in danger as well.