The bizarro lapses of President Trump’s security detail were on display overseas today. The President, who is staying at his Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland during his chaotic UK visit this week, was the apparent up-close-and-personal target of a Greenpeace protester who flew much closer to the President than should ever be tolerated by the Secret Service.
A PARAGLIDING protester swooped within a few feet of Donald Trump’s head as elite snipers looked on today.
The Greenpeace activist flew over Trump’s Turnberry golf course with a sign emblazoned with the phase ‘Trump well below par’.
Corny golf humor aside, it begs the question: how in the world was it possible for unknown paraglider to fly near the Presidential detail without being blasted from the sky?
They were lucky not to be shot out the sky as the President’s elite snipers teamed their guns at the aerial threat from the roof above.
The paraglider flew three miles across the Ayrshire countryside at 9.30pm – minutes after Trump arrived at the course.
They then circled the lawn in front of the Turnberry hotel where the US President is staying for the weekend.
It certainly wasn’t for lack of warning…
A Greenpeace spokesman said police had been informed of the protest ten minutes prior to it being launched.
Oh. Well that makes it fine, I suppose. At least the potential assassin warned of his cloaked approach. At least he didn’t use that “sneak attack” ploy.
Nope. See, the way it should work: Greenpeace calls the police to warn them. The police patch them into the Secret Service and they are immediately warned that they need to call off the protest now. Any unauthorized Presidential fly-by will be considered an attempt to harm the President and the aggressor paraglider will be shot on sight.
Very simple, really.
Greenpeace also claim they contacted Prestwick air traffic control by telephone and radio to inform them about the paraglider’s arrival.
But officers say it was an offence and are seeking the pilot.
Police Scotland’s Assistant Mark Williams said: “We are aware a powered parachute was flown in close proximity of the Turnberry Hotel earlier this evening.
“It is a criminal offence to fly within the airspace restriction zone and officers are carrying out enquiries to trace the pilot.”
I’m astounded. Not only were law enforcement warned beforehand; the paraglider flew within a few hundred feet of the President and he flew away without being tracked down and arrested?
Attention, aspiring assassins: do not try this trick at home.