The vast majority of the country does not like President Donald Trump; that much is clear. Why should Americans like him? It’s not as though President Trump actually looks out for the concerns of the disadvantaged Americans that he is supposed to represent.
On Monday — the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, which claimed the lives of thousands of Americans right here on U.S. soil — the White House was put on lockdown after a couple of items were thrown over its fence in the latest manifestation of the angst directed at the president. These items, initially reported by NBC’s Peter Alexander to be a sign and a yoga mat, were later clarified to have been a sign and a notebook.
Alexander is among the first to have reported upon the lockdown, having tweeted earlier Monday that the Secret Service had ordered “all media and crews off White House North Lawn.” He followed that tweet up by stating, as mentioned, that a “Secret Service agent with TV pool says the White House lockdown was caused by someone who threw a sign and yoga mat over the fence.”
The Secret Service tweeted that they have arrested the man that threw the items over the fence, but there is no apparent word as to either the man’s identity or his motive. The agency wrote on Twitter:
‘Incident cleared, male subject arrested & taken to
@DCPoliceDept. Items thrown were a sign and a notebook. Both were deemed nonhazardous.’
It’s not immediately clear whether or not the president was on the premises when the incident occurred; he went to the Pentagon — which is not that far away — at one point for a memorial service for the victims of 9/11. He also held a moment of silence on the White House South Lawn at one point early Monday.
There have been other incidents like this one throughout recent months, with the national angst over Donald Trump’s election manifesting in an array of breaches of the White House security perimeter. There has also been at least one instance of vandalism in D.C. in recent months, although that was likely carried out by members of far right groups angry with left wing protesters’ nationwide successes.
Check out Twitter’s reaction to the latest breach of the White House security perimeter below.
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