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Published:March 11th, 2017 14:00 EST

White House: Intruder Arrested on Grounds While Trump at Residence

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The U.S. Secret Service says a person is under arrest after climbing a fence and getting onto the south grounds of the White House.


The breach happened at 11:38 p.m. Friday. President Donald Trump was at the White House.

The agency says the individual - whom it did not identify - was arrested without further incident. No hazardous materials were found during a search of a backpack the individual carried."

Los Angeles Times

Instead of building a border wall between Mexico and the United States that would cost billions and severely strain our relationship with our good neighbor, President Trump should spend a few millions to build a solid wall around the White House grounds.

Anyone can scale the fence around the White House and gain instant notoriety and dominate a news cycle, and indeed it`s not an uncommon occurrence.

But post-9/11 this is unacceptable, the trespasser who was arrested after he breached security didn`t have a bomb or weapons in his backpack, but the next intruder might be a suicide bomber.

The intruder jumped the fence without being observed, he wasn`t detected until he was approached by a uniformed Secret Service officer. If an individual jumped a fence protecting the mansion of a movie star he would immediately be detected and grabbed by bodyguards, Trump may be a reality TV star, but he`s also the Leader of the Free World and the security at the White House is a joke.

If a suicide bomber jumped the White House fence he probably wouldn`t be able to get close enough to the president to kill him, but if he managed to blow himself up inside the grounds, the harm to the prestige and reputation of the United States would be incalculable.

Donald Trump you`re a builder: BUILD THE WALL NOW!

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