Earlier this month, The New York Times reported that the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., gave up Secret Service protection, saying that he wanted “more privacy.” But Secret Service protection has been reactivated, sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
The President’s son had previously requested his protection be scaled back, seeking “more privacy,” but he suddenly requested the Secret Service detail to be restored to what it was before.It is not clear what prompted the move, but sources familiar with the matter said Trump Jr. was growing “concerned” about his personal safety.
It is not clear what prompted the move, but sources familiar with the matter said Trump Jr. was growing “concerned” about his personal safety.
By law, as an immediate family member of President Donald Trump, his son is authorized, but not required, to have protection.
Previously, Trump Jr. had also requested to travel without protection during a trip in June, which the Secret Service reluctantly approved.
The Secret Service strongly pushed back on his request, but it was “demanded” by Trump Jr. himself, according to two sources cited by CNN.
It’s a bit suspicious that Trump Jr. ditches the Secret Sercive whenever he wants to conduct “private” business away from their watchful eyes.