Threats against President-Elect Donald Trump are being taken very seriously. Thousands are planning to disrupt the January 20 ceremony, with many vowing to do so at all costs.
A grand total of 5,000 National Guard troops are being called out to protect the 45th president of the United States during his swearing-in ceremony.
Washington, D.C. police are also calling in large numbers of officers to help protect Trump and all those in attendance from any act of violence or terrorism, the Washington Examiner reports.
Mayor Muriel Bowser said even with the enhanced security concerns, Washington, D.C. is up to the task. Bowser has met with Secret Service officials and other security force leaders to plan the extensive protection detail for January 20. “We prepare for the biggest number possible,” Mayor Bowser said.
Secret Service Special Agent Brian Ebert said the Washington field office is “well-prepared and ready for this inauguration.” The special agent also added, “My expectation of this entire team is that they have prepared for any and all circumstances,”
Approximately 3,000 security officers from multiple jurisdictions will be deployed to the inauguration protection detail. The 2017 inauguration day ceremony will reportedly cost the city $30 million, with $19 million appropriated by Congress, the Washington, D.C. Mayor noted. Special Agent Bowser said he expects the rest of the security and public services costs to be reimbursed by the federal government.
“Some folks that are indicating on social media that they’re coming to shut down the inauguration or the events,” Washington, D.C. Interim Police Chief Newsham said. “[It] is something that we will be prepared for.”
Chief Newsham also stated his department is prepping for all possible contingencies. The social media of liberal activists are reportedly being scanned thoroughly to look for signs of threats and planned acts of violence on January 20.
The liberal protesters are quite organized and are using the internet to connect with like-minded activists from around the country. The #Disrupt20 website indicates the protesters are in it for the long haul.
These folks must have a lot of free time on their hands—going to work, spending time with their families, or being of service to their communities are not a priority for these folks. “Massive protests at Trump’s inauguration aim to set a tone of resistance for the coming years,” the liberal activist website notes.
Apparently, waving signs with politically correct slogans and shouting rhyming chants in unison amounts to “resistance” in the minds of liberals. The mainstream media will glorify their various causes, but We the People will be too busy applauding a patriot entering the White House to notice.
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