A driver included in President Trump’s extended motorcade sparked security concerns earlier Monday, kicking off a minor scare after law enforcement uncovered a concealed firearm in the individual’s personal baggage.
The gun was detected during a screening procedure outside President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago beach resort as the Commander-in-Chief’s motorcade was set to depart.
The Secret Service confirmed the individual was a “contracted driver”who “forgot” to remove his personal firearm before approaching the President’s premises.
“The gun was discovered during a routine security sweep, during which press and staff have their belongings inspected by law enforcement officers and dogs before entering Mar-a-Lago,” writes the Hill.
“The incident was investigated by the Secret Service and our partners at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and resolved,” said an official statement from the President’s security agency “At no time was any Secret Service protectee in danger or impacted. All Secret Service security measures worked.”
The unidentified individual was barred from entering the property, with a White House staffer driving the press pool van throughout the day.
CNN DENIED: President Trump Deploys GIANT TRUCK to Cut-Off CNN Crew
A mysterious white truck appeared out of nowhere and effectively blocked CNN reporters from filming President Trump while golfing during his holiday visit to Mar-a-Lago on Thursday; cutting-off the camera crew from hounding the Commander-in-Chief while relaxing on the links.
CNN’s Don Lemon commented on the truck’s surprise appearance while speaking with the network’s White House correspondent, asking the reporter to explain the mysterious incident.
“Our job down here is to cover the President and to tell our viewers what he’s doing on a daily basis […] There’s a break in the hedges,” said the journalist.
“Today, a big white box truck parked in front of the hedges trying to obscure our shot of President Trump golfing,” he added. “This may seem trivial, but it’s important to get video of the President as he does things on a daily basis.”
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THIS IS CNN: UNHINGED Brian Stelter Questions TRUMP’S SANITY After Oprah Tweet
The anti-Trump hysteria over at CNN continued this weekend, with network host Brian Stelter questioning the President’ sanity after a series of tweets regarding Oprah Winfrey; adding the Commander-in-Chief appears “unhinged” on social media.
Stelter slammed Trump on-air Sunday, saying that the President may seem “calm and collected” in person, but appears “deeply troubled” on social media.
“Maybe down in Mar-a-Lago, maybe in person President Trump is cool, calm, and collected. But on Twitter he sounds deeply troubled, he sounds unhinged. This is why questions about his fitness for office are so urgent. This is the biggest story that I see happening right now,” said Stelter.
Maybe President Trump is cool, calm and collected in person. But on Twitter, he sounds deeply troubled right now. He sounds unhinged. This is why Q's about his fitness for office are so urgent… https://t.co/Kj8xG1PZAp
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 18, 2018
Stelter’s vicious smear accompanied a round of tweets, with the CNN media reporter obsessing over President Trump’s potential match-up with megastar Oprah Winfrey; writing “In the past Trump has called Oprah a friend and said ‘I love Oprah.’ Now he’s calling her ‘very insecure.’ It just so happens that Trump’s perceived insecurities were a major topic of cable news coverage on Sunday.”