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    Carson and Trump to Get Secret Service Protection

    Carson and Trump to Get Secret Service Protection

    Threats have been “off the charts.”

    Threats to Republican front runners Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump have been so significant that the two candidates will now get protection from the Secret Service.

    Todd Beamon of Newsmax reports, hat tip to The Gateway Pundit:

    Secret Service to Protect Trump, Carson as Threats Grow

    The Secret Service will give agent protection to Ben Carson and Donald Trump while heavily upgrading Hillary Clinton’s existing detail, a Washington source close to the agency’s plans confirmed to Newsmax.

    The deployment of agents around Republican candidates Trump and Carson is set to begin as early as next week. Approximately two dozen agents will be assigned to each candidate.

    Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, has had Secret Service protection since leaving the White House as first lady in 2001, but her detail will be heavily upgraded by the agency’s move.

    The agency’s decision was primarily triggered by a significant number of threats to Carson, including death threats and terrorist chatter, the source said.

    The threats to the retired pediatric neurosurgeon have been “off the charts,” the source said. Polls show Carson either tied with Trump for front-runner status or in second place…

    Trump specifically requested Secret Service protection and made an excellent point about American politics in the process.

    Unlike Carson, Republican front-runner Trump has officially requested Secret Service protection.

    The billionaire noted that he has drawn “by far the biggest crowds” of any candidate at his events. He also said that President Barack Obama had received protection at this stage of his first campaign in 2008.

    “I want to put them on notice because they should have a liability,” Trump told The Hill. “Personally, I think if Obama were doing as well as me he would’ve had Secret Service [earlier].”

    Obama, who was an Illinois senator during the 2008 contest, received Secret Service protection on May 3, 2007, with law enforcement officials saying that the protection was not approved because of any specific threats.

    In July, shortly after Trump criticized the Mexican government for the escape of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman from a maximum-security prison, a Twitter account linked to Guzman issued a threat against the billionaire: “Keep f–king around and I’m gonna make you swallow your whore words you f–king whitey milks–tter.”

    Trump spoke to Greta Van Susteren about this on Friday. Topic comes up at the 2:20 mark:

    Featured image is a screencap from Breitbart.

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    showtime8 | October 18, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    I kinda like the look of those 2 together.


     
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    Sammy Finkelman | October 18, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I read one of the reasons Trump was given for not getting Secret Service protection is that he did not fit the criteria – one of the criteria being how much in campaign contributions he had collected, and Trump is largely self-financed (and as result has spent 98% of what he took in, because he adds money to the campaign kitty as needed.)

    That did not sound like it made too much sense, because how did it wrork with Perot in 1992? I don’t if Perot even got it or not or when, though.


       
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      murkyv in reply to Sammy Finkelman. | October 18, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      One must take into account just who it is that has the responsibility to make the decision to provide Secret Service Protection.

      As I understand it, it is…

      -Director of Homeland Security

      -Leadership of both parties of both Houses Of Congress

      Not really hard to imagine why anyone in that bunch would drag their feet to act on Trumps behalf


     
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    Sammy Finkelman | October 18, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    And the truth of the matter is really, Robert F. Kennedy was targeted because he was a Kennedy much more than because he was a candidate. I don’t think candidates are exactly the people who need protection.


     
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    sherih1951 | October 18, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    I’m tired of all the hash slinging comments & will not comment on them. But to answer the real question, I don’t think any of the candidates should have secret service protection. Why should the taxpayers pay for their protection? It only adds to the problem of deficit. If they want protection, they should pay for it themselves. Besides, if they need protection now, why do they think they’re going to be popular enough to win the election?


       
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      Barry in reply to sherih1951. | October 18, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      “…& will not comment on them.”

      Fortunately you have me and I will comment:

      You are an idiot. Needs no explanation, your comment does just that.


       
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      Milhouse in reply to sherih1951. | October 18, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      1. The government owes protection to anyone whom it knows to be in particular danger.

      2. The more popular someone is the more likely they are to need protection.


         
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        2nd Ammendment Mother in reply to Milhouse. | October 19, 2015 at 9:55 am

        Including Pam Gellar – not everyone’s favorite blogger, but she’s doing darned good work on pointing out the plight of women and girls in the Middle East. In fact, that stuff needs to get a heck of a lot more attention than the Dems fake “War on Western Women” who get their feelings hurt in college classrooms from reading the Odyssey.


     
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    dunce1239 | October 18, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Trump has his own superior protection, Carson does not need protection because all assassins are liberals and they will not kill a black leader. hillary has always had government protection since she was flotus.


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