Why This Former Secret Service Agent Calls Barack Obama “A Petulant Child”
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino is sick of President Obama blaming the Secret Service for his own poor decision making, and he’s not afraid to speak out. In a recent interview with The Daily Caller, Bongino blasted President Obama for citing security concerns as the reason he did not attend the anti-terrorism unity rally in Paris. The Secret Service says it was not asked to prepare for a presidential visit to France.
Bongino has a unique insider’s view into the workings of the White House. He served in the Secret Service under presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama before running for public office in Maryland. He says Obama blamed his protective detail because he knew they would not be able to rebut his account.
He knows there’s nothing the Secret Service can say. They don’t want to hurt the relationship so as a matter of decorum they can’t say anything. I imagine what they’re really thinking is, ‘Is this guy serious?’ It’s not an easy job. After the fence-jumper, morale’s not great over there now, but he still says something that is so obviously not true.
Just look at the Mandela funeral which was geometrically worse when it comes to threat and he went to that because he wanted to go. If the president wants to go he goes. The Secret Service doesn’t tell him he can’t go. That’s only in movies.
It’s not the first time. We had the White House tours incident. I’m not going to say he’s the first president to blame someone outside of his own executive office, but does he take responsibility for anything? Incorrigible is really the word for him. He acts like a child and no one outside of conservative media holds him to account. These people are forfeiting their lives for you… This guy is just acting like a petulant child.
Bongino went on to say Obama’s staff is “just amateur hour.” He says the administration does not function like a responsible White House, and he finds it “infuriating.”
When asked how other Secret Service agents feel about Obama, he says he thinks they are so used to the dysfunction that they just do their jobs, putting up a wall and blocking out all distractions. Bongino says the President “tosses them around like a red-headed stepchild.”