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Thursday, December 06, 2018

President Donald Trump is taking criticism for using an eight-car motorcade to travel about 250 yards to welcome the Bush family at Blair House, the guest quarters across the street from the White House. A Washington Post article cited a former Obama administration official who said previous presidents, including Barack Obama, "have made that walk before."

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... the Secret Service likely requested Trump take the motorcade ...

That was my first thought when I read the article.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-12-06 09:40 AM | Reply

"... the Secret Service likely requested Trump take the motorcade ..."

Important to keep him alive so we can hang him.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2018-12-06 02:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In Europe Trump took a golf cart across a courtyard while everyone else walked.

Wanted some respect, became President of the USA and laughingstock of planet earth..

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#3 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-12-06 02:50 PM | Reply

In Trump's defense, by this point there are so many people who hate Trump for good reason that the SS is only being prudent.

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-12-06 02:53 PM | Reply

I won't begrudge an overweight, out of shape septuagenarian for foregoing a short outdoor walk.

#5 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2018-12-06 03:06 PM | Reply

#2 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2018-12-06 02:46 PM | FLAG: Patriotic

#6 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-12-06 03:07 PM | Reply

He's fat and everyone wants him dead. I wouldn't be surprised if he took a motorcade to the bathroom to take a ----.

#7 | Posted by JOE at 2018-12-06 03:12 PM | Reply

I wouldn't be surprised if he took a motorcade to the bathroom to take a ----.
#7 | Posted by JOE

Would be funny to see a Segway convoy in the Whitehouse halls. Or, even better, a convoy of hoverboards.

#8 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-12-06 03:16 PM | Reply

"Would be funny to see a Segway convoy in the Whitehouse halls"

Reminds me of the time you hysterical pearl clutchers vibrated with indignation that imaginary OBAMA was cheapening the office

#9 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-12-06 03:26 PM | Reply

He settled on the motorcade after they refused to let him take Air Force 1. He loves making dramatic exits on that plane so what if the flight was just cross the street.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-06 03:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Good thing it wasn't raining or he wouldn't have made it.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-12-06 03:39 PM | Reply

Did he use a golf cart to get to the car?

#12 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-12-06 03:49 PM | Reply

"Reminds me of the time you hysterical pearl clutchers vibrated with indignation that imaginary OBAMA was cheapening the office"

He wore a tan suit once! OMG!

#13 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-06 04:02 PM | Reply

It's not his money. Why should he care.

The guy's biggest achievement was being born to the right family.

Since then his life has been a train wreck.

#14 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-12-06 04:06 PM | Reply

I wouldn't be surprised if he took a motorcade to the bathroom to take a ----.
#7 | Posted by JOE
Would be funny to see a Segway convoy in the Whitehouse halls. Or, even better, a convoy of hoverboards.
#8 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

Too expensive.

That Trade War you said we were going to win so easily has caused the prices to go up segways.

#15 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-12-06 04:07 PM | Reply

Would be funny to see a Segway convoy in the Whitehouse halls. Or, even better, a convoy of hoverboards.
#8 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

Segways have a weight limit. Trump is SOL.

#16 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-12-06 04:10 PM | Reply

Trump is the healthiest man alive.

He said so himself.

He even paid a doctor to agree with him.

#17 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-12-06 04:23 PM | Reply

Trump is so fat he needs eight cars to cross the street.

#18 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-06 07:30 PM | Reply

Well in all fairness it was a tad cold and he is a big pooossseeee.. so back off... nnnnnkay

#19 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-12-06 07:30 PM | Reply

To be fair, he was going to go with a nine-car motorcade, but decided to go with eight so he wouldn't look tacky.

#20 | Posted by cbob at 2018-12-06 09:38 PM | Reply

This is is crap and you all know it. A few times I have had to pull security for VIP, (not any duty you would want to be volunteered for). The VIP is led around like a puppy. The higher the office, the more scripted it is. The people who are in charge of moving presidents and ex-presidents is the Secret Service. If they required to have a motor cade to ensure the safety of their charge, that is what happens. My company built conex walls for Cheney and Bush on my last assignment. The news for good reason never reports the extent of the security at any appearance. It is formidable.

#21 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-12-06 10:55 PM | Reply

The people who are in charge of moving presidents and ex-presidents is the Secret Service.

Really? Glad we have you here to fill us in on those closely held tidbits of information.

#22 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-12-06 11:03 PM | Reply

#22 | Posted by REDIAL, Mine is a reaction to the ignorance displayed above. Most VIPs don't know or care about their security. It is just the way things are. It is not pleasant to be constantly reminded you need protection from some nut.

#23 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-12-07 10:29 AM | Reply

Clintons walk to the inauguration

www.google.com

the Obamas walked to the inauguration.

www.youtube.com

nuf said.

#24 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-07 12:46 PM | Reply

Here is some insight into why the motorcade coming from one of you own:

WaPo reporter questions Trump's motorcade use -- but Michelle Obama's book explains it: www.theblaze.com

#25 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-12-07 01:29 PM | Reply

I don't blame him. You probably got a guy like Zed hanging around, dressed in fatigues, mumbling to himself.

#26 | Posted by Spork at 2018-12-08 01:21 AM | Reply

Clintons walk to the inauguration
www.google.com

the Obamas walked to the inauguration.

www.youtube.com

nuf said.

#24 | POSTED BY DANNI

And Danni shoots down Comrade Docnjo one post later! LOL!
Good work Danni! 👍

#27 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-12-08 03:01 AM | Reply

Why didn't the chicken cross the road?

#28 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-12-08 12:38 PM | Reply

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