Secret Service agents driving Trump around hospital during Covid stay needed full protective gear

The agency's director, James Murray, told a House budget hearing that Trump's desire to be seen outside the hospital where he could wave to supporters 'was extensively discussed” with doctors beforehand.

5/6/2021 8:32:00 PM

Two Secret Service agents who rode with then-President Trump as he drove around Walter Reed National Military Medical Center while he was hospitalized with Covid-19 last year needed to wear full medical protective gear, the agency's director says.

The agency's director, James Murray, told a House budget hearing that Trump's desire to be seen outside the hospital where he could wave to supporters 'was extensively discussed” with doctors beforehand.

while he was hospitalized with Covid-19 last year needed to wear full medical protective gear, the agency's director said Thursday.Director of the U.S. Secret Service James Murray told a budget hearing with the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security that the former president's desire to be seen outside the hospital in October where he could wave to supporters"was extensively discussed” with doctors beforehand.

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He said the Secret Service talked with the White House medical team and medical staff atWater Reedbeforehand and the two agents in the vehicle with Trump wore the same kind of personal protective equipment gear that front-line health care workers used."The two individuals in the vehicle were fully outfitted in PPE," he said.

White House officials said at the time that the president was bored and wanted to show strength, but the move was widely criticized. A doctor affiliated with the hospital, George Washington University Professor James Phillips, tweeted:"Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary presidential 'drive by' now has to be quarantined for 14 days." headtopics.com

Murray also told the House hearing that he would like to have a replica of the White House at the agency’s training center outside Washington. Using the current training facility"is like having a basketball team practice outdoors in a field, instead indoors on a basketball court."

He said the new, taller fence around the White House fence has now been installed on the north side of the grounds and should be finished a year from now.“The new fence is a game changer for us,” Murray said, adding that the agency might need to consider setting up a checkpoint farther out to screen people before they can get up to the fence.

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Your ratings must suck if the only news you can report is still about Pres. Trump from a yr ago. Dosen't say much about the current Administration. Get over it. Of course they did. We knew it at the time. This is what Trump really thinks about LawEnforcement With so much going on in the world and this is what gets Tweeted ... we have to do better ... besides who cares!

and how is that 'news'? You guys really can't get over him. Nothing happening now that's newsworthy? That stupid clown was and is a Menance to society. Thank you God that Trump is no longer in office!!!!!!!! How is this a news story? Hunter Biden’s laptop? Nahhhhh. But this! This is grade A journalism and you should be proud of yourselves. And then you wonder why your less trusted then congress

And? It must be a really slow news day. That was 7 months ago. “Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary presidential 'drive by' now has to be quarantined for 14 days.” Really? Because he waved they had to be quarantined? So it’s all about the wave? 🤣😂🤣

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Because the narcissistic man baby needed attention 45 is such an ass You knew Trump had the Covid-19 and you still did this!?! 😂😆🤣🤣🤣😆 トランプさん、もろ感染していたんだ、でも治す薬がその時あったんだ、速くその薬を大量生産して人類をコロナから救ってくれたらノーベル賞ですよ While Trump was receiving the best of socialized healthcare & selfishly endangering the lives of these Secret Service agents the White House chief of security was hospitalized with Covid. He later had to get part of 1 leg & a big toe amputated & had astronomical medical bills.

Me looking for why this is important. You would think that Donald would wear an N95 mask to be in that closed vehicle with the innocent Secret Service agents. Okay I believe all of saw that on tv And I also remember that SecretService agents had to miss work bc they were exposed thanks to Trump at different events... But WTF TuckerCarlson the vaccine you took is scary

Who really care ? waste of oxygen

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One more example of “bottom of barrel news!” The guy in the passenger is not wearing proper PPE. I have worn more PPE than that going into a C. diff room. Thank God you told us Not only do I not care, why are they still there. They should have said no So Still writing stories on Trump Lmfao. TDS is a real thing. He must of really did some damage to you soft people.

.... REALLY !! What is wrong this GUY Lack of attention.. from parents !! OR JUST.. SPOILED ..!! .... ANYWAYS...WORLD HAS NO TIME TO WAIST .... ....LET’S MOVE ON .... I just figured that was SOP for anyone who had to be around him. I mean, that orange makeup has got to be some kind of neurotoxin… Not news.

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Of course they did. He had covid and was effectively giving it off From the picture they are wearing better mask then 99% of us combine.. So mask don't work then? With 'news' like this, Dave Garroway is turning in his grave. Now NBC is out of racist reports, wow 100 days into a Biden presidency, and the obsession with Trump continues. 😂

Okay, so why is this an issue now? I'm sure if they contracted it, they don't have it now.🤦🏼‍♀️ He still feeding his ego and the Republicans are allowing it to happen duh! Wow, NBC there are so many other topics to report on. Maybe the crisis at the border? The lack of workers available to work because they would rather sit at home and collect unemployment? Surely you can come up with something other than Trump from several months ago 🙄

And why is this necessary now?

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So? This is not newsworthy. It’s sooo over. Secret Service asked to wear PPE while protecting President.

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