On a trip to the Bahamas in June, Trump Jr. traveled, with his immediate family, aboard a private yacht for days without Secret Service protection. It seems now, the eldest son of the President wants to make it permanent. It's a decision in which the Secret Service strongly objects.
The Secret Service would not confirm or deny the request by Trump Jr. A spokesperson saying:
"To ensure the safety and security of our protectees and their families we will not confirm who is currently receiving Secret Service protection."
There was one person willing to speak on the topic, Jonathan Wackrow, a former member of President Barack Obama’s detail, had this to say:
“In today’s global risk environment, waiving this detail poses great danger to him and to his family. What he is becoming potentially is a target of opportunity. People who want to lash out at the president are going to seek that path of least resistance. This decision is negligent.”
So both Donald Trump Jr. and Kellyanne Conway eliminated their Secret Service protection today. Clearly they're paranoid about something.— Mustapha Itani (@mustaphahitani) September 19, 2017
Kellyanne CONway & Don Jr. wanting to stop their Secret Service detail the same day Manafort's wiretaps were revealed isn't coincidental.— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 19, 2017
BOTH Don Trump Jr & Kellyanne Conway shed their Secret Service details today, wanting more "privacy." Wonder what Russians they plan to meet— Cindy Lee RESIST (@malinablue) September 19, 2017
Breaking: Donald Trump Jr. stops using Secret Service. Agents are law enforcement and could be called to testify what they hear.— Pesach "Pace" Lattin (@pacelattin) September 19, 2017
Some people speculated it simply came down to money. With five children and nine grandchildren, jet setting around the globe, the Trump clan is costing taxpayers millions in Secret Security costs.
It's amazing how fox news reports vs msm. Trump Jr drops secret service to save money vs he doesn't want govt seeing his meetings w/Russians— Atlanta Humanist (@AtlantaHumanist) September 19, 2017
I've been waiting for Trump Jr. to say he cut his Secret Service detail to save taxpayer money, so I could call Bullshit!— Dr. Benny BoomBots (@bobw6206) September 20, 2017
So, dibs on that!
One thing we always know for sure with this administration is that we will never now anything for sure.