Trump Demands Ride In Queen Of England’s Golden Carriage – Security Mayhem Ensues

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This is ridiculous. Just when you thought that President Trump’s time in the White House couldn’t get any more ridiculous, this insane report comes out.

According to the British newspaper The Times, the Trump White House is demanding that the belligerent American President get a ride in the Queen of England’s golden carriage when he visits the nation in October of this year.

Yes, really.

The Times reports:

‘Donald Trump waving from the Queen’s royal carriage is not a scenario many would have foreseen a year ago, but it has become a very real prospect… The White House has made clear it regards the carriage procession down the Mall as an essential element of the itinerary for the visit currently planned for the second week of October, according to officials.’

Yet again, it’s become clear that the top priority for Donald Trump in his role as President of the United States is to accumulate as much power for himself as possible. The most important thing to him is the pomp and circumstance associated with the office of the Presidency. How else can you explain a report that the President of the United States is demanding a ride in the Queen of England’s golden carriage? The President is supposed to be a grown man (or woman) who concerns himself (or herself) chiefly with things a bit more important than whether or not they get to ride in a freaking golden carriage.

The utter lunacy inherent in this report isn’t even where the problems end. There are also practical, acute problems for the British in trying to accommodate our President’s demands. Trump might prefer to give no thought to these problems and pretend that the world is just ready and waiting to fall into place according to how he pleases, but that doesn’t mean that the actual, real world problems of his belligerent demand will go away.

Quite simply, British security forces are struggling with the question of how best to secure the golden carriage in which Trump wishes to ride. As The Times notes, President Obama rode in an armored motorcade when he visited England, and the security differences between the two forms of transportation in question are obvious.

One anonymous source spoke rather grimly of the situation with Trump’s demands to ride in the Queen’s golden carriage:

‘The vehicle which [normally] carries the president of the United States… is designed to withstand a massive attack like a low-level rocket grenade…. If he is in a golden coach being dragged up the Mall by a couple of horses, the risk factor is dramatically increased. There may well be protections in that coach such as bulletproof glass, but they are limited… Armour-piercing rounds would make a very bad show of things.’

To be sure, securing the vehicle in which President Trump rides upon his arrival to the United Kingdom isn’t the only available method for protecting the U.S. President. As The Times describes, there will also be an enormous amount security forces presence, both in an estimated hundreds of Secret Service agents and in the presence of a number of elite British law enforcement and security teams.

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