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Thu May 6, 2021, 03:33 PM

Secret Service agents driving Trump around hospital during Covid stay needed full protective gear

Source: NBC News

Two Secret Service agents who rode with then-President Donald Trump as he drove around Walter Reed National Military Medical Center while he was hospitalized with Covid-19 last year needed to wear full medical protective gear, the agency's director said Thursday.

Director of the U.S. Secret Service James Murray told a budget hearing with the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security that the former president's desire to be seen outside the hospital in October where he could wave to supporters "was extensively discussed” with doctors beforehand.

He said the Secret Service talked with the White House medical team and medical staff at Water Reed beforehand and the two agents in the vehicle with Trump wore the same kind of personal protective equipment gear that front-line health care workers used. "The two individuals in the vehicle were fully outfitted in PPE," he said.

White House officials said at the time that the president was bored and wanted to show strength, but the move was widely criticized. A doctor affiliated with the hospital, George Washington University Professor James Phillips, tweeted: "Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary presidential 'drive by' now has to be quarantined for 14 days."


Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/secret-service-agents-driving-trump-around-hospital-during-covid-stay-n1266541

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Reply Secret Service agents driving Trump around hospital during Covid stay needed full protective gear (Original post)
brooklynite May 6 OP
elleng May 6 #1
riversedge May 6 #2
Prof. Toru Tanaka May 6 #4
Swede May 6 #7
DBoon May 7 #10
Blue Owl May 6 #3
hamsterjill May 6 #5
Grasswire2 May 6 #6
Ms. Toad May 7 #8
Javaman May 7 #9

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 03:39 PM

1. Director of the U.S. Secret Service James Murray told . . .

that the former president's desire to be seen outside the hospital in October where he could wave to supporters "was extensively discussed” with doctors beforehand.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Thu May 6, 2021, 03:44 PM

2. It was another expensive Trump ego trip. Nothing more.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #2)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:08 PM

4. Plus, the man-child was bored.


So, Donnie Dumbfuck had to have his little joyride.

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Response to Prof. Toru Tanaka (Reply #4)

Thu May 6, 2021, 10:44 PM

7. Like a dog.

As Trump might say.

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Response to Swede (Reply #7)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:56 PM

10. Did he bark at other cars too?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:17 PM

3. Fuck tRump and his egomaniacal DeJoyride

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #5)

Thu May 6, 2021, 10:40 PM

6. I don't think he did. (my personal opinion)

I think it was all a spectacle, meant to distract.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 09:28 AM

8. Not sure why this is news now . . . n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 12:11 PM

9. aside from criminal proceeding against the orange asshole nothing more needs to be discussed

about him.

giving more face and eyeball time, regarding anything orange asshole related, does nothing more than get his failed life back in the news to promote him, good or bad.

(I know the above sentance was poorly constructed.)

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