Only a day after the devastating shooting in Alexandria at the congressional Republican baseball game, a driver in D.C. reportedly shifted from the route and into a motorcade for President Trump on Wednesday, and managed to strike a Secret Service agent in the process.
President Trump was returning to the White House from his visit at the hospital where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was being held, the Republican whose condition is still critical after the shooting on Wednesday.
As reported by the CNN, the Secret Service “had blocked a street for the President’s return to the White House” when the unnamed driver attempted to enter the motorcade route despite verbal and visual commands to stop.
After perceiving that the driver deviated from his route one agent tried to stop him by blocking the vehicle’s path. Unfortunately, the unnamed driver continued pushing and struck the Secret Service agent, causing the agent to land on the hood of his Mazda SUV. Luckily, the agent got lucky and suffered only minor injuries.
The driver was immediately arrested and charged with an assault with a dangerous weapon and failure to obey, after which he was taken away for processing. Not long after the accident it was revealed that the man was a driver for Uber and that “he was not paying attention to the Secret Service officer but rather ‘another vehicle,’” reports CNN.
Later, when he appeared in court, he was facing only a failure to obey charge, reported CNN. It remains unclear whether the other charge was dropped or is being saved for another court hearing.
Now let’s link back to the man’s excuse for veering into the motorcade. Doesn’t it sound a bit sketchy? I mean, how blind do you have to be to miss out such a motorcade, and especially in D.C.?
Nevertheless, judging by the recent hateful atmosphere created by the liberals against our president and his Republican peers in Congress, this whole situation is not that surprising after all.
But, just for the record, there’s still no evidence which prove that the driver veered into the motorcade intentionally aside from his inability to pay attention while driving.
Here’s another question. How lucky do you have to be to drive into a Secret Service agent and potentially into a group of bikers and get off with just a court date?