• mipadaitu@lemmy.world
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    1 month ago

    Dude probably has no idea how to properly handle a gun, AND he has a permanent secret service detail.

    This has zero impact on his life, other than politically.

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      1 month ago

      Not permanent. He will lose his security at some point. Obama changed the direction of how long people keep secret service details.

      Personally, I think they should keep them for life. Yes it is a tax payer expense but for their service, I think it is a good expense.

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          1 month ago

          So which one is it? Do you now think they shouldn’t be lifetime or do you agree with Obama? I think I was very clear on the topic. Which part did you find confusing?

          Here is what I said

          Personally, I think they should keep them for life. Yes it is a tax payer expense but for their service, I think it is a good expense.

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        1 month ago

        Are you saying that you reckon an ex-president, who commits any crime (before, during or after serving) should still be protected by the SS?

        Including convictions for murder? Extortion? Rape? Child rape?

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          1 month ago

          The protection comes because of the risk of the title. So yes, until they die.

          If the SS has to protect Trump in prison so be it.

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            1 month ago

            Jokes aside about the SA, sorry SS, protecting one privileged group of individuals…

            At what point should an ex-president lose SS? Is it forever just because they held power? What happens if they start to suffer dementia and start blurting out secrets?

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              1 month ago

              It’s just my opinion but forever. They are at more of risk because of their previous job. As such spending money to protect them isn’t a crazy idea to me.

              Obama had Bin Laden killed. I wouldn’t be surprised if some terrorist group wants to kill him in return.