Over the course of the last few weeks, there have been a number of alarming security incidents surrounding President Donald Trump, keeping the Secret Service on their toes.
This isn’t a particularly unexpected or novel issue for President Trump, as he has been a controversial figure in an increasingly agitated nation for quite some time. He is a Washington outsider, and his brash brand of politics has bombarded The Beltway Bobs and Betties with doubt and fear. Their status quo, (as fat cats living off lobbyist budgets), is now in peril, and they’ve spent the better part of three years attempting to convince the nation that Trump is something other than a swamp-drainer.
So, of course the Secret Service is busy. Trump’s opponents and the mainstream media have been riling up the American electorate nonstop since he was elected.
The latest security risk experienced by the President comes to us from the sky above Andrews Air Force Base.
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Reports are emerging describing a potential near miss with an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) while the C-32A that President Trump was flying on was making its final approach into Andrews Air Force base on Sunday evening. POTUS was returning from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster New Jersey when the reported near miss took place.
AFP’s Sebastian Smith reported on the incident shortly after disembarking the highly modified 757-200, stating:
“@realDonaldTrump just landed at Andrews on AF1. Shortly before, while descending, we flew right over a small object, remarkably close to the president’s plane. Resembled a drone though I’m no expert.”
Others on board reported similar sightings.
Multiple people on AF1 saw what appeared to be a drone just below the plane as we were descending toward Joint Base Andrews.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) August 16, 2020
And while many are thankful that this incident was just a sighting, there are serious concerns that such a close encounter could have ever occurred at all.
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