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Clinton treated Secret Service like friends, Bush with respect, Obama like family, Trump like...

...servants.

Secret Service ‘at the end of their rope’ after being ‘treated like servants by Trump’



http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/secret-service-at-the-end-of-their-rope-after-being-treated-like-servants-by-trump-report/

President Donald Trump’s lavish travel habits are putting a major financial strain on the Secret Service — and Center for Public Integrity reporter Christina Wilkie says that the president himself is a major source of stress as well.

On Twitter Monday morning, Wilkie wrote that “multiple sources” have told her that “Secret Service agents are at the end of their rope, sick of being treated like servants by Trump.”

One of Wilkie’s sources compared Trump’s treatment of Secret Service agents with the treatment given them by past presidents — and the comparison did not reflect well on the current president.

“Clinton treated USSS agents like friends,” the source told her. “Bush treated them with great respect. Obama, like family. Trump treats them like servants.”

Specifically, Wilkie’s sources tell her that Trump expects agents to regularly “fetch” things for him and be available to serve him at all times, regardless of when their shifts start or finish.

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Reply Clinton treated Secret Service like friends, Bush with respect, Obama like family, Trump like... (Original post)
Miles Archer Aug 2017 OP
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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 11:34 AM

1. He's such a jerk.

At all times.

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Response to blue neen (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 12:00 PM

7. At ALL times

He never takes a break...

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 12:25 PM

11. Well he does tweet a few times a day. SS agents get a 10-sec break

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Response to blue neen (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 12:25 PM

10. He thinks he's the king.

The USSS is just a bunch of Royal Lackeys.

http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Royal_Lackey

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 11:34 AM

2. Well, somebody has got to go pick up the KFC and Big Macs

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 11:35 AM

3. He's a vulgar uncouth

scumbag

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 01:04 PM

24. Best description of him.

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 04:53 PM

45. In the famous phrase, a "short-fingered vulagarian". . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #45)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 04:54 PM

46. Yep +1,000 n/t

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 22, 2017, 01:07 PM

94. And the SS is going broke.

Donald Trump is the worst human being who ever lived who did not kill people personally.

Did Hitler personally kill anybody?

Guess what the real bad part of this is, 30% of America knows what a vile piece of human garbage he is and they fucking LOVE him

My heart cant take that, I am about to explode.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 11:36 AM

4. I would think he wouldn't want to piss off

The people whose job it is, to protect him and his family.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 12:18 PM

9. Damn right

At its core, their job is to jump in front of a bullet for the President if necessary. I wouldn't want any resentment from those folks if I could avoid it.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 01:20 PM

29. He should study Imperial Rome.

There are lessons to be learned from Caligula's and Domitian's treatment of the Praetorians and trusted advisors.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 06:11 PM

54. You would think

but evidently he is as dense as he is self absorbed. He's been treating people like shit for his entire life. What a jerk.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 11:42 AM

5. I guess since the SS isn't being paid now, they're essentially Don's slaves.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 11:43 AM

6. Assholes gonna asshole...

I can't imagine anybody is surprised.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 12:04 PM

8. trump will get the service he deserves

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 12:26 PM

12. the entire world exists solely to serve the cinnamon caligula

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 12:28 PM

13. Remember when conservatives used to count every penny

of Obama's travels?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #13)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 01:12 PM

25. Yes.

I remember someone bitching in the local (repub) newspaper about the cost of the Obama's anniversary dinner in NY. WHY did they have to go to NY? Now we have this lard ass shitgibbon flying to his golf clubs just about every weekend, with extended family (Maleria's parents, too) and draining the treasury. His adult "kids" being protected while doing business, or hunting. The tRumps all think they are special, and they are ESPECIALLY OBNOXIOUS.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #25)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 07:41 PM

63. Or skiing. nt

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #13)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 01:48 PM

34. Not to mention #45 himself... n/t

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 12:33 PM

14. Tha description is about what I would expect,

given the personalities of each of the men.

Of course I did not like Bush at all, but he had some idea of professionalism. I think it may be a family thing, too. He is not so much nouveau riche as 45 and his trashy family. Trump thinks everyone is a servant. I may have worked in a service profession, but I am not a servant or a slave.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #14)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 07:37 PM

62. Bush

I never cared for the Bush family but they at least had manners

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 12:36 PM

15. Not even one redeeming quality about him

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 12:40 PM

16. Remember that right wing pie-hole that made a career of Clinton-bashing

By claiming to be on one of the SS details that guarded the Clintons? I bet his colleagues currently guarding the Trumps are overwhelmed with gratitude.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 12:40 PM

17. So when it comes time for one of them to take a bullet for him

maybe they'll think twice.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 12:44 PM

18. So does this mean that the Agents will be working without pay till the end of the year?

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Response to irisblue (Reply #18)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 09:47 PM

71. Elija Cummings is trying to get soecial stopgap funding to pay them.

I hate Trump, but the SS should get paid, they did not ask for this.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #71)

Tue Aug 22, 2017, 02:36 AM

86. I think they should do cut backs just like hee has cut back

So many other government expenses.

And I think we need to have people ask him to pay for his own security. He's the one who flaunted that hee wasn't going to take a salary.

Just ask the little weasel and get it on record what he says

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 12:47 PM

19. Would they really want to take a bullet for him? Can't

blame them if their reaction time faltered.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 12:49 PM

20. someone might want to remind him of what happened to emperor Caligula

be careful about pissing off your Praetorian guard, mr. fakepresident

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 12:51 PM

21. I wondered...

if the secret service will jump in front of bullets to protect this servant owner

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Response to lester94111 (Reply #21)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 05:22 PM

48. Yes. They will. That's why they're better than him. n/t

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 12:51 PM

22. Saw an interview w/ former SS who said it's all about morale.

Previous administrations have run short. You can't predict two years ahead when budgeting happens. But not like this. And he said when money runs low keeping morale up is everything. You have to be treated with respect and feel as if you're doing important, appreciated work.

He also said so far this bunch has spent $60,000 on golf carts.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #22)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 06:15 PM

55. The Secret Service has not "spent $60,000 on golf carts"

The Secret Service has "paid Donald Trump $60,000 to rent his golf carts." And to rent a floor in his building. And to rent rooms at his golf courses. And paid to eat meals in his restaurants.

The most disgusting part of the whole "Trump is draining the Secret Service accounts" imbroglio is, a huge percentage of the money it is costing the Secret Service to guard this asshole is being paid to that asshole.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #55)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 06:37 PM

58. We might be talking past one another but the sixty thou was just golf carts.

Yes, rented, not bought.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #58)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 07:02 PM

61. Yup. Rented. From Donald Trump.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #61)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 08:44 PM

69. Yup.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #55)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 10:04 PM

75. Hey, Republicans: we got your transfer of wealth RIGHT HERE.

From golf carts, to the rooms, food, and services so many government personnel (and foreign dignitaries) have to get at -- you guessed it -- Trump properties! Your tax dollars, folks, at work lining the pockets of this con man. That YOU voted for,

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 01:03 PM

23. Way to be an asshole to people who protect your family

some of them might decide to seek employment elsewhere.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 01:13 PM

26. AOAA

Asshole of all assholes....

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 01:14 PM

27. This is outrageous

The Secret Service agents on protective details should be treated, by their protectees especially, with great deference and respect. In the case of the president, I think it's no exaggeration to say these agents have the most important job in the country. Their job is no less than to protect the continuity and stability of our government. I can think of few things more traumatic and destabilizing for our country as a whole than the assassination of the president. To treat these people, who have to be constantly balanced on the knife's edge of alertness during their duty hours, who will take instant action to protect their charge, up to and including their own death, as servants that you can order around grates on me hugely. If any USSS agents are reading this, know that you have the gratitude and respect of most US citizens for the very important and necessary job you do. You accrue great honor by doing that job, even in the face of horribly disrespectful treatment by our current POTUS.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 01:19 PM

28. So, Agent Mike leaves the portico to fetch donald's

Leftover chicken wing for a snack, trump gets attacked, and then Agent Mike gets fired for being out of position.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #28)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 02:20 PM

41. yep

you got it.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 01:28 PM

30. "...Obama, like family."



I'm reminded of the movie Dave where the Kevin Kline character as Dave, makes a late night sandwich & to the surprise of his SS detail, Duane, played by Vingh Rhames, Dave cuts it in half & gives half of it to Duane. That would be Obama.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 01:29 PM

31. secret service has always been sort of the elite of the elite....this must really suck for them

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 01:35 PM

32. The guy is nothing but a sack of shit.

He can't be flushed down the sewer of history fast enough.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 01:40 PM

33. All I heard from the far right and far left was that HRC and Bill screamed and swore at the SS.

Guess that wasn't the case....

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #33)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 09:53 PM

73. Friend of ours was on the SS detail for Clinton.

He said he was nice, easy-going, and drove them crazy because he always wanted to "pop in" a bookstore, burger joint, etc. "Mr. President, I'm sorry, we can't stop at the store."

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Response to phylny (Reply #73)

Tue Aug 22, 2017, 04:23 AM

87. Phil Hartman as Clinton talking with his detail, great moment

In SNL history

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Response to phylny (Reply #73)

Tue Aug 22, 2017, 08:05 AM

90. What drives me nuts is when people quote verbatim the right wing smears

while saying, "I know someone who worked in Secret Service, and they said...." when I know that they were repeating a rumor they heard from someone else.

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #90)

Tue Aug 22, 2017, 05:44 PM

95. Are you suggesting that I'm repeating a smear? n/t

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 01:49 PM

35. A guy who worked through the very end of Clinton, all of Bush II and Obama's first term

 

Told me he never encountered Clinton enough to really form an opinion, George and Laura Bush were wonderful but sometimes impatient or not inclined to listening and Obama was also wonderful but he never met Michelle.

He said he couldn't imagine dealing with someone like Trump or a situation like the Katy Tur fiasco.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 01:54 PM

36. He's been pissing so many people off you would think he is

aware that he has made a lot of enemies and really needs the SS more than most of the other presidents did. If I were him I'd wear a bullet proof vest 24/7.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #36)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 07:47 PM

65. This is the guy who insists, "The blacks love me," so maybe not so aware. nt

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 02:00 PM

37. Of course. What would a dick do?

God, I hate him so much!

Not the people you really want to piss off, are they?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 02:03 PM

38. Yeah, that would make me want to save your life.

Not. Again, most stupid person ever.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 02:19 PM

39. Fetching is for dogs, not servants.

I thought they were gonna say "like service animals" ... but on second thought, farm animals would be more likely.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 02:19 PM

40. He's trash

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #42)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 10:00 PM

74. My guess is that in Trump's mind.

The SS, the elite of the elite, is less than his private guard. He may recognize that the SS serves the country, he likely don't trust them.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #42)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 11:57 PM

83. didn't he send his private security guy to send the official James Comey is fired letter ?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 03:16 PM

43. Trump treats everyone like shit or servants

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 04:34 PM

44. These people are supposed to be willing to jump in front of a bullet for you!

Asshole!
It's bad enough when people are rude to waiters and nurses. This is a whole other level of stupidity.

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Response to Ohiya (Reply #44)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 05:32 PM

50. yep, he lacks common sense as well as basic civility and empathy nt

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 05:16 PM

47. Are we

Are we surprised?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 05:31 PM

49. our Nazi POTUS doesn't understand that leaks are a real thing...

and that this habitual behavior of his WILL come back to bite him very badly.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 05:35 PM

51. I wonder of it makes some USS members think twice about whether or not

they really want to take a bullet for this asshole.

nevertheless, I expect their own self-respect and respect for their job would win that argument.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #51)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 07:48 PM

66. The subconscious can affect reflexes in stressful situations. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #66)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 07:56 PM

67. hummmm....

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Response to pangaia (Reply #51)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 11:41 PM

80. as the article says i think they just end up leaving the job

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 05:37 PM

52. Losing the respect of the Praetorian Guard is what got Caligula whacked

He'd better be careful or that's what will happen to our version.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 06:08 PM

53. Didn't Bush make people jog through 100 degree Texas heat while he rode along on his bicycle?

Maybe he had enough sense not to make the Secret Service do that, but wouldn't they have to go with him?

Doesn't sound like respect to me.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 06:29 PM

56. "All employees must immediately stand when any Trump enters the room"

Apparently this was the Trump Organization law even before the election. Sorry don't know where I read this. They consider themselves royalty.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 06:30 PM

57. Not a good way to treat the guy who might take a bullet for you..

"Damn, I was going to stop the bullet, but I had to get him some ice cream"

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 06:44 PM

59. At what point will the Secret Service to an exodus of agents?

My SIL's youngest brother was with the SS back in the Bush Jr era. He said Barbara Bush treated the SS nicely. Even at that time the SS was having retention problems. Instead of having to be available for security work say every other month, SS agents were permanently on call. It became hard to have a private life because you really couldn't schedule any activities becasue you never knew when you might be called in. He eventually left.

I don't see how the SS could tolerate the treatment that Trump would dole out to them.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 06:46 PM

60. Isn't that what a slave driver does? He believes everyone is one his servants.

To 'rump, everyone else on the planet is beneath him and lives to serve him. POS.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 08:29 PM

68. Despite the 100 responses to this disgusting story the idea ...

"Specifically, Wilkie’s sources tell her that Trump expects agents to regularly “fetch” things for him and be available to serve him at all times, regardless of when their shifts start or finish."

Now that the SS is running out of money maybe agents will transfer to other agencies and back to investigation rather than protection.

This abuse of government agencies must be stopped and agents leaving maybe the only way to teach this traitor how shit is supposed to work.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 09:25 PM

70. He thinks he's king.

Petty fucking pissant.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 09:49 PM

72. K&R...

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 10:07 PM

76. Funny. Conservative PM Mulrooney treated RCMP bad while the Trudeau's treated them

well. Is it a conservative thing? Not funny but you know what I mean.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 10:16 PM

77. I remember reading the Jackie Kennedy once caught a young John giving orders to his agent

and she made it clear to John and to the agent that the agent's job was to protect John and not perform tasks John could do for himself.

Of course, Jackie was not insecure and didn't need to prove anything to anybody about her position in life or on the "A List" in Manhattan society - a group Trump has long wanted to be part of but has never quite made it.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 11:23 PM

78. trump is a monster

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 11:34 PM

79. This makes me sick if true.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #79)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 11:46 PM

81. i think many of us would guess he would do this even without it being confirmed

just based on the shitty piece of shit he is

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Response to JI7 (Reply #81)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 11:56 PM

82. Because I keep holding out hope that it will get better

And each day is more disappointing than the last. And it's hard to predict how much anyone can take.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #82)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 11:58 PM

84. if it does get better it will not be due to him

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Response to JI7 (Reply #84)

Tue Aug 22, 2017, 12:06 AM

85. Sad joke true story.

Peace.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Aug 22, 2017, 04:40 AM

88. He treats all of us like shit.

Alzheimer's is a bitch.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Aug 22, 2017, 05:43 AM

89. Each in character, in other words. I have a funny Clinton Secret Service story:

While Clinton was in office, my father was president of a D.C. journalists' group known as The Gridiron Club. They put on a dinner/show each year for the president, VP, cabinet, foreign dignitaries, and especially, other journalists. Most politicians get mildly roasted, but as their present-day invocation implies, "Ladies are always present, reporters are never present, and the Gridiron singes, but it never burns."

When he attends (Clinton loved it, Bush was lukewarm, Obama usually attended, but I imagine Trump avoids it like the plague), the president of the US gives a humorous speech (as does everyone). The year I was there, Clinton absolutely owned the room. My father, as Gridiron president, was charged with giving the Secret Service guy in Clinton's immediate proximity (and therefore also his) a code name. My dad had no idea what kind of code name to give a Secret Service agent, but they told him that he had to pick the name, so he finally said, OK, then his code name will be "Placido Flamingo." The Secret Service guy winced, but said nothing, and Placido Flamingo he was.

During a brief pause in the proceedings, Clinton had already put his prepared speech on the podium. Senator Pat Moynihan of New York, who was also at our table in front of the podium, was already pretty plastered. Moynihan had seen Clinton put his speech on the podium, and before anyone had noticed, he stepped up and grabbed Clinton's speech and started reading through it. Clinton finally noticed, and got his speech back, but he was furious, and told "Placido Flamingo" off for letting Moynihan get near it. Poor "Placido Flamingo" took it silently, but he obviously saw no danger to Clinton from a tipsy prominent Senator from Clinton's own party, and obviously had no idea of the reason Moynihan had approached the podium.

We all had a laugh about it afterward, but I'll bet "Placido Flamingo (we never knew his real name)" hadn't heard the last of it.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Aug 22, 2017, 09:40 AM

91. No one should ever be expected to work without pay.

Ever. No matter what the job.

I sincerely hope that these stories of the Secret Service running our of money are somewhat overblown and that no one will miss a paycheck.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Aug 22, 2017, 11:26 AM

92. K&R

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Aug 22, 2017, 11:29 AM

93. Your personal guard is the one group you never want to offend

Much more valuable than the "I'd rather be unemployed than have a boss who is black and/or gay" constituency that Trump is dedicated to appealing to, that's for darn sure.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 01:35 PM

96. Secret Service at the end of their rope after being treated like servants by Trump

Trump is an asshole to the Secret Service http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/secret-service-at-the-end-of-their-rope-after-being-treated-like-servants-by-trump-report/

President Donald Trump’s lavish travel habits are putting a major financial strain on the Secret Service — and Center for Public Integrity reporter Christina Wilkie says that the president himself is a major source of stress as well.

On Twitter Monday morning, Wilkie wrote that “multiple sources” have told her that “Secret Service agents are at the end of their rope, sick of being treated like servants by Trump.”

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One of Wilkie’s sources compared Trump’s treatment of Secret Service agents with the treatment given them by past presidents — and the comparison did not reflect well on the current president.

“Clinton treated USSS agents like friends,” the source told her. “Bush treated them with great respect. Obama, like family. Trump treats them like servants.”


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Specifically, Wilkie’s sources tell her that Trump expects agents to regularly “fetch” things for him and be available to serve him at all times, regardless of when their shifts start or finish.


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