On Tuesday, during an interview with The Hill, Donald Trump suggested that the Secret Service should start providing him with protection, due to the growing crowds at his campaign events. Obama has yet to grant his request, showing how partisan the American political system has become.
“I want to put them on notice because they should have a liability. Personally, I think if Obama were doing as well as me he would’ve had Secret Service [earlier]. I have by far the biggest crowds.”
Trump continued by stating that his campaign has had preliminary talks with the Secret Service recently and that so far, the government will not provide him with a definitive answer or his protection:
“They’re in no rush because I’m a Republican. They don’t give a sh*t. Of course I don’t think they’d want anything to happen. But I would think they should be very proactive and want protection for somebody like me that has 20,000 people at any time.”
Due to the sheer number of people Trump has angered, because of his various comments, he’s attracted the attention of some extremely unsavory characters, such as the drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who took to Twitter to threaten him. If Trump were a liberal, the Secret Service would have been protecting him months ago. Could this be a sign that they fear him? It certainly looks that way.