The mainstream media shamelessly glorified Joe Biden’s trip in Ukraine to Kyiv last week as a historic moment and not a monumental blunder. He flew halfway across the globe while the people of East Palestine (Ohio) were still suffering.
Biden’s “secret trip” had been planned in great detail. The White House decided to produce the whole event with the best publicity possible. They may have gone a little too far. Biden bravely walked through Kyiv’s streets, despite the sound of an air raid siren. The New York Times described it as “a dramatic moment which underscored the United States’ investment in Ukraine’s independence.” Other media outlets also referred to the siren as part of the story of Joe Biden’s bravery.
After Alex Marquardt of CNN, who had been in Kyiv nearly a week, said that he hadn’t heard the siren sound until Joe Biden had left. Fact-checkers quickly pounced and claimed that air raids are a common occurrence in Kyiv and that the attack was triggered by a Russian MiG fighter flying in Belarus, which borders Ukraine to the north.
Ex-Secret Service agents Jeff James, Dan Bongino, and others say this story does not pass the smell test. A real threat would have prompted Secret Service action.
“On warzone visits — you’ve done many — if an air raid siren was heard, which indicates that there is an imminent threat to the President of the United States, then the Standard Secret Service Response would be to evacuate.” “But nothing happened.” Bongino asked James Fox News: “Why do you think so?”
James responded, “I don’t know,” It’s a bit confusing. I’m sure the men and women of the Secret Service will do all they can to protect the president. It was probably false, possibly pre-staged to benefit the press. Because I know that the Secret Service men and women won’t stand by and allow an air raid to occur when they are standing alongside the president.
Bongino replied, “I find it personally offensive, as you probably do, too.” “There’s no way in hell that you and I would listen to an aerial siren while sitting on our asses and watching it, even though the President was in danger.”
James agreed to “Right”.
“Now, just like you, I don’t know what happened. I wasn’t there. I was not on the trip. However, I can only see two scenarios. One scenario: The Secret Service did nothing, which I find impossible. Or scenario two: This was done to make the president seem heroic.
Bongino suggested that an air raid siren was unnecessary because Biden was already in a warzone.
James claims that if it had been an air siren, Biden wouldn’t have had any choice about how the Secret Service would respond.
He explained that he didn’t give people the option to choose. We go when there is imminent danger. They can’t say anything. The White House staff won’t say anything. Their staff is not allowed to speak, even if the foreign head of state is speaking. We won’t talk about an imminent threat if it is. Period.”
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 26, 2023