President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort, affectionately known as the “Winter White House,” was placed on security lockdown after a “situation” unfolded Friday. President Trump was not there at the time, expected to arrive later, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump.
Concern for guest safety prompts full lockdown
Shortly after noon, Secret Service agents ordered guests and staff to remain indoors until further notice, following a security breach which resulted in gunfire. Initial reports note that “staff and guests were told they would be unable to come and go, and some were told it could be hours longer before they can leave.”
Florida Highway Patrol was in pursuit of an SUV with two occupants when it barreled through two security checkpoints at the resort. Agents were forced to shoot at the fleeing vehicle which managed to escape the scene, prompting the lockdown. “The SUV breached both security check points heading towards the main entrance,” the Sheriff’s office relates, “Officials discharged their firearms at the vehicle.”
The vehicle kept moving even after the shots were fired, with a helicopter tagging along overhead. The two suspects couldn’t evade the chopper for long and were soon taken into custody. Inside the resort, the scene was described as “calm and organized.” None of the guests heard any of the fired shots, only learning of the event from agents on the scene.
Security on alert
Security staff had been beefed up ahead of the President’s expected arrival. It’s common knowledge that the President and First Lady “frequently stays at the property on weekends.” Whenever the First Family is in residence, “the property is heavily monitored by Secret Service.”
This is the third attempted breach of security in a year, and the second incident involving the resort this month. On January 3, Chauncy Lump made a video where he brandished a loaded AK-47 while threatening the President. He was angry because of the air strike that killed Iranian General and known terrorist Qasem Soleimani.
President Trump “killed my leader, and I have to kill him.” Lump threatened. “I need to find the Donald, because if I don’t find him, I am going to have to blow up Broward County, so please tell me where he is. I don’t want to have to blow up the Broward County tonight.” They added extra charges for that.
The next day, police showed up at his door and arrested him but the news media sat on the story for an entire week before they got around to telling anybody. That only goes to show that when a story doesn’t fit their narrative, they squash it like a bug.
President Trump has shown the deep state how formidable he is by beating everything that gets thrown in his way. The timing of this incident, coinciding with both President Trump’s virtually guaranteed acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial, along with his historic attempt to bring peace to the Middle-East makes this particular incident look a lot like an assassination attempt.