VIDEO: After Threatening President Trump, Secret Service SHOWS UP At Tom Arnold’s House
People shouldn’t threaten people, and people certainly shouldn’t threaten anyone who has a whole government agency whose sole job is to protect one person.
One of the horrible side effects of the nation’s current political divide is that there are people on the other side of the aisle who seem to take advantage of the confrontational nature of this divide a little bit too seriously and feel compelled to lash out at President Trump, his wife, his children, his employees…hell, even the dogs and cats aren’t safe when it comes to liberals wanting to spout out threats of violence.
Every single one of these threats once brought to the attention of the Secret Service has to be investigated no matter how serious or how much of a drunken rambling online it seems to be. It is an extremely time consuming process that has to be done every single time.
Tom Arnold got a visit from some Secret Service men recently after he posted a series of messages online that seemed to indicate that he would want to engage the President in a fight whenever he laid eyes on him that anyone with a set of eyes or ears would have regarded as a threat against anyone no matter what side of the aisle they happened to be on.
Following a rally in Montana during which Trump had jokingly referenced a 2017 incident in which Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte body-slammed a mouthy liberal reporter, Arnold angrily tweeted, “I say put up or shut up @realDonaldTrump Me vs You. For America. First body slam wins. Any Rally. Any Time. Between now & the midterms.”
That tweet was soon followed by another, since-deleted tweet which referenced leftist comedian Kathy Griffin’s Trump beheading photo-shoot and said, “Next time Kathy won’t be holding his fake head!”
As it turned out, those tweets earned a visit from a pair of Secret Service agents to Arnold’s home on Oct. 25 for a meeting that was recorded on Arnold’s home security cameras. Leftist media outlet Mother Jones obtained that nearly hour-long video and have since posted small portions of it online.
It is worth noting that despite all of Arnold’s bravado and tough-guy persona — at least with regard to Trump — the actor was exceptionally courteous and respectful to the two agents who paid him a visit for a discussion about his social media messages.
One of the agents said, “We’re not the First Amendment police … You’re free to say whatever you want to say, within certain boundaries … In your type of case, what we’re concerned with a lot, too, is the audience it can reach, that it could incite somebody to do something.”
“You see a lot of times when we’ve had previous attempts on the president’s life, they got motivated by somebody,” the agent continued. “So that’s the worry. It’s kind of twofold. We’re addressing the tweet, but we also want to make sure what you said, what can be taken as … And then obviously at the end of this whole thing, the biggest thing is to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
Arnold agreed with the concern of the agents and cited his own experience with receiving death threats.