Secret Service Pays ‘Tough Guy’ Tom Arnold a Visit Over Trump Death Threats
Actor squirms like a schoolboy as hes scolded by agents
Liberal "actor" and "tough guy" Tom Arnold who now applies his finely tuned Trump-bashing to keep himself in the spotlight, has landed in hot water.
Regardless of what anybody thinks about Donald Trump, threats of death and violence against the president of the United States, even when said to 'virtue signal,' is a serious matter.
Arnold recently was recently visited by a couple of Secret Service agents following his series of Tweets that challenged Trump to a physical fight, one of which would have a bloody outcome.
Trump had humorously referenced a 2017 occurrence in which Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte body-slammed a loud-mouthed liberal reporter, resulting Arnold Tweeting a response:
“I say put up or shut up @realDonaldTrump Me vs. You for America. First body slam wins. Any Rally. Any Time. Between now & the midterms.”
The Tweet was duly followed by another, which has since been deleted, referencing liberal comedian Kathy Griffin’s Trump beheading photo-shoot stating, “Next time Kathy won’t be holding his fake head!”
Tough guy Arnold was not expecting a visit from a pair of Secret Service agents, who visited his home on Oct. 25 for a meeting that was captured on Arnold’s home security cameras.
Arnold’s bravado and tough-guy persona were transformed into a quivering schoolboy as he was grilled about the agents who quizzed him about his social media posts.
Although Arnold's Tweets in jest, the main concern was not about his posts, how his followers may respond to such threats against the President.
One of the agents said, “We’re not the First Amendment police … You’re free to say whatever you want to say, within certain boundaries … In your type of case, what we’re concerned with a lot, too, is the audience it can reach, that it could incite somebody to do something.”
“You see a lot of times when we’ve had previous attempts on the president’s life, they got motivated by somebody,” the agent continued.
“So that’s the worry. It’s kind of twofold. We’re addressing the tweet, but we also want to make sure what you said, what can be taken as … And then obviously at the end of this whole thing, the biggest thing is to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
Visibly squirming, Arnold agreed with the agents before citing his own experience with receiving death threats.
The second agent responded:
“You’re a public figure. So as we go on several interviews with, more like, individuals who are public figures … we address anything you may have tweeted or posted on Facebook or something.”
“But what we have to worry about is your type of audience, and you say something was inciting those that follow you … You might be, might be using it in a comedian-type sense, or whatever, you know, being very comical about it,” he continued.
“But there’s a lot of people out there who may follow Tom Arnold. ‘He said this, and that’s the exact thing, I needed that. I need to get this and go ahead to the next rally, yeah, and carry this out.’ But you might have meant it in something like a playful jest.”
We wonder if Arnold will continue to make headlines from unhinged outbursts.
We doubt it.