Apparently it was Ronald Reagan’s son, Michael, who first described presidential life as living inside a bubble. In a 1983 interview, he said he was entering a Lake Michigan speedboat race to avoid getting “stuck in the presidential bubble.”
It’s not hard to imagine how difficult it would be to adjust to the constant presence of security guards, not to mention reporters and cameras, monitoring your every move. And then of course there’s the ever-present threat of those who would do you harm.
And last night he apparently experienced his first breach at the White House.
Fox News reports, 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 about 11:38 p.m. Friday. President Donald Trump was at the White House.The individual, who has not been identified, was arrested without incident. The person was carrying a backpack but no hazardous materials were found, and a search of the south and north grounds found “nothing of concern to security operations.”
It’s still kind of amazing (and slightly disconcerting) that at what must be one of the most secure buildings in the nation, security breaches are still possible.
Let’s just hope this wasn’t a dry run…
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]