Three intruders have jumped the fence at Donald Trump’s White House this month, and one of them even managed to evade the Secret Service on the estate’s grounds for 17 minutes. After these blunders, Trump is making some serious changes to the Secret Service the likes of which have never been done before.
The Washington Examiner reported that Trump is preparing to name a new Secret Service director and for the first time ever, the new agency chief will come from outside the service.
Sources are saying that Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, a retired Marine general and former head of U.S. Central Command, will name another general to head the Secret Service. The Trump administration is reportedly hoping that the new director can help reform the agency and impose more rigorous and even-handed discipline, according to two knowledgeable sources.
This comes weeks after Jonathan Tran, 26, jumped the fence at the White House and made it to the back door of the White House, jangled the doorknob, and announced that he had an appointment with the president. Six Uniformed Division officers are facing disciplinary action for their inability to detect and detain Tran faster.
We applaud Trump for shaking up the Secret Service and making the changes he needs to ensure that he is protected. What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.