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TomSlick

(11,265 posts)
Thu Aug 24, 2023, 08:35 PM Aug 2023

The Trump entourage to and from the courthouse was stinking huge.

In 2007, then former President Bill Clinton appeared at Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Arkansas) for a speech that was open to the public. My memory is that there was one - maybe two - Secret Service vehicles in addition to Clinton's vehicle. The hall was packed to its 1,500 seat capacity. There were a very few Secret Service agents in attendance but unobtrusive.

The number of vehicles in the Trump motorcade could not have been parked anywhere on campus. Did the Secret Service perceive a particular threat to Trump or was it just all a show?

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The Trump entourage to and from the courthouse was stinking huge. (Original Post) TomSlick Aug 2023 OP
overcompensation for someTHING. Think. Again. Aug 2023 #1
A reasonable hypothesis. TomSlick Aug 2023 #2
The Trump entourage to and from the courthouse was stinking Stardust Mirror Aug 2023 #3
Yeah, I watched Bill Clinton arrive in Springdale, AR when he sinkingfeeling Aug 2023 #4
President Clinton didn't need a motorcade to impress folks in Arkansas. We had known him for years. TomSlick Aug 2023 #5
Yep, he wandered down Dickson Street and ate at the AQ Chicken House. sinkingfeeling Aug 2023 #7
I've seen four Presidents pass by in a car. rickford66 Aug 2023 #6
It's a strongman, authoritarian power play Arazi Aug 2023 #8
The police are doing as they are ordered. TomSlick Aug 2023 #9
Best probability ForgedCrank Aug 2023 #10
Tiny hands, BIG motorcade. The Unmitigated Gall Aug 2023 #11
Snort. TomSlick Aug 2023 #12

sinkingfeeling

(51,765 posts)
4. Yeah, I watched Bill Clinton arrive in Springdale, AR when he
Thu Aug 24, 2023, 08:53 PM
Aug 2023

was still President Clinton. Saw the motorcade down to Fayetteville where he watched a University of Arkansas basketball game. About 1/10th of the felon's motorcade today. That was 1994.

TomSlick

(11,265 posts)
5. President Clinton didn't need a motorcade to impress folks in Arkansas. We had known him for years.
Thu Aug 24, 2023, 09:05 PM
Aug 2023

He also did not need a particularly a high level of protection from the folks back home.

Arazi

(6,829 posts)
8. It's a strongman, authoritarian power play
Thu Aug 24, 2023, 09:17 PM
Aug 2023

Very chilling that so many police continue the cosplay that #Traitor is legitimate

TomSlick

(11,265 posts)
9. The police are doing as they are ordered.
Thu Aug 24, 2023, 09:23 PM
Aug 2023

The question is why are those orders being given and by whom.

ForgedCrank

(1,925 posts)
10. Best probability
Thu Aug 24, 2023, 09:26 PM
Aug 2023

is secret service.
Trump is certainly at high risk right now, so things will be amped up everywhere he goes now.

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