‘Are you trying to get him murdered?’ NY Times under fire for reporting Trump Jr dropping Secret Service protection

Donald Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa have opted to drop round-the-clock protection from the Secret Service in exchange for more privacy.

As a member of President Donald Trump’s immediate family, Trump Jr. and his family are required to be protected, unless the Secret Service is told otherwise.

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, along with colleague Nicholas Fandos, reported on the development, noting that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway also dropped her protection.

The Times collaboration said the decisions “will provide relief for the Secret Service, which has had its work force and resources strained by the size and lifestyle of the Trump family and the president’s inner circle.”

…concerned as they are about an overtaxed Secret Service.

Noting the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., and others at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia — The NY Times reported on these practices — national security reporter Mike Cernovich asked Haberman if she is trying to get the president’s namesake killed.

Cernovich tweeted: “Are you trying to get him murdered? Why report this, especially after NY Times reporting on baseball practice led to Scalise shooting.”


To be fair, other news outlets reported on Trump Jr.’s decision, including Fox News.

But considering the anti-Trump narrative at The Times, perhaps the question is not entirely out of line.

The decision prompted plenty of conspiracy theories from the Trump Derangement Syndrome crowd, but Cernovich was not alone in his concerns about the well being of the president’s eldest son.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:



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