The brave men of Secret Service have a large burden to carry.
Protecting the President is a full time and dangerous job.
Letting your guard down for even a moment can decide the fate of the leader of the free world.
But many assassination attempts have been thwarted thanks to the vigilance of these guardians, and President Trump needs all the protection he can get.
The Democrats have been inciting violence against Republicans since Trump’s election, meaning the President has a huge target on his back.
But the these Leftists aren’t the only threat the President faces…
In a new report aired on National Geographic, Special Agents go into detail about an assassination attempt the Secret Service was able to stop last year at the ASEAN conference in the Philippines.
From The Daily Beast:
“’There is credible information that an incident could occur during ASEAN,’ says Special Agent Gibson, leading the Secret Service’s personnel brief in Manila.
Pointing to a map of ISIS and ISIS-affiliated threat actors, she adds, ‘As of this week, the Philippines has escalated to a critical threat level.’
Days before the president’s visit, ISIS issued a series of threats—via video—that featured a picture of the president filled with bullets…
…and a message urging jihadists to ‘lie in wait’ and ‘ambush’ POTUS in the Philippines.
Prior to President Trump’s arrival on Air Force One, a PID agent informs Special Agent Gibson that he’s come across a credible threat against POTUS—in the form of a tweet reading…
‘Gonna be in Manila the same time as Trump… I’ll take one for the team lads,’ accompanied by a mugshot of Lee Harvey Oswald.
And on his Instagram, they find a photo of the male suspect wielding a copy of the book How to Kill: The Definitive History of the Assassin.
The PID agents then track his IP address and discover that the man is indeed located in downtown Manila, kilometers away from the president’s hotel…
…and his social media posts reveal that he is traveling in the direction of the president’s hotel…
The situation aboard Air Force One was tense as they prepared to land in the Philippines.
But thanks to the Secret Service’s diligence in monitoring the situation, they were able to locate the ISIS terrorist shortly after arriving in the country.
The suspect was frighteningly close to his target, too!
He was arrested in a park just a mile away from the hotel where the President was staying.
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Source: The Daily Beast