The 45th President of the United States of America has the tightest security on the planet protecting him - and today the Secret Service located a handgun in baggage belonging to the Presidential Motorcade driver - which prompted his detainment.
According to the<a href="https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/19/trump-motorcade-driver-stopped-after-gun-found-bag/"> Washington Times</a>, the handgun was discovered during a routine security screening of the vehicle when it was parked directly across the street from the Mar-a-Lago, the President's resort and private club in Palm Beach, Florida.
The Secret Service reportedly interrogated the driver, who claimed he simply forgot to leave the firearm inside of his personal vehicle before he entered the van which was set to be part of the Presidential Motorcade on Monday.
<a href="http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/374515-motorcade-driver-detained-for-firearm-outside-mar-a-lago">The Hill </a>reports the incident having occurred roughly an hour prior to the arrival of press vans which were headed to the President's golf course.
The Secret Service issued an official statement saying, "At no time was any Secret Service any Secret Service protectee in danger or impacted. All Secret Service security measures worked."
Such sweeps by the Secret Service are commonplace and occur every day, although it's not often that a driver in the Presidential Motorcade is found to be in possession of a firearm.
After a brief detainment and interrogation, the driver was given the all clear and released. As a result of the mishap, no drivers were allowed inside of the Mar-a-Lago for the remainder of the day.
"The incident was investigated by the Secret Service and our partners at the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (PBSO) and resolved," the Secret Service said.
With the endless dangers posed to the President's life and that of his family, Americans often pray for President Trump's protection and safety.
It's also crucial to note that the Secret Service has done a fantastic job in similar incidents, such as another<a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/7340-Watch-Car-Appears-to-Attempt-to-Ram-President-Trump-s-Motorcade"> incident at the end of August </a>where a vehicle appeared from a wooded area and tried to cut into the President's Motorcade, but was quickly brought to a stop by agents.
Today was considered to be a day of strange occurrences, with a Press Van also sideswiping a Secret Service vehicle in the parking lot of the Mar-a-Lago.
The Patriotic agents of the President's security detail were fast acting in protecting him, as they always have been.
May God bless and watch over our President as he continues to stand in the face of adversity.
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