It’s two weeks since Election Day and congratulations have been pouring in to Joe Biden from all over the globe. Even Marco Rubio has referred to Biden as “president-elect.” Everybody else but Donald Trump and his inner circle is willing to concede defeat and so that raises the question of what if he won’t leave the White House grounds voluntarily on January 20? Business Insider:

A worst-case scenario that appears unlikely but not entirely out of the question: A newly sworn-in President Biden shows up at the White House on January 20, ready to sign a pile of executive orders. But Trump insists he’s still president and won’t leave his desk in the Oval Office.

“That’s when you really get to the ultimate flashpoint,” one former senior DHS official said. “I can’t imagine it ever getting to that point, but in this environment, there’s a lot of firsts.”

There’s usually a clear script for presidential power handovers. The departing president hosts the president-elect at the White House on the morning of January 20 before they ride together to the US Capitol for the inaugural ceremony. Afterward, the ex-president and his family fly away in a helicopter. Meanwhile, staffers back at the White House swap out the outgoing president’s belongings for the new first family’s.

But it’s unclear whether those formalities will take place in January, or whether a spurned Trump would even attend the inauguration ceremonies. There’s speculation he might opt to leave town entirely or that he might not leave the White House and continue to dispute the election outcome.

One fact that does not bode well for the usual civilities that attend a transfer of administrations is that Melania has not telephoned Jill Biden to invite her to the White House for tea, as is tradition. It’s anticipated that this particular civility will not take place. This is truly a shame. Even in the instances of Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush’s presidencies, both the presidents and their wives graciously welcomed the incoming president and wife. But then Bush and Carter respected the institution of the White House and put country above self, and we know that’s not going to take place here. We already know who we’re dealing with, so contingency plans are being discussed.

The process for removing Trump from the Oval Office has been a hot topic of discussion lately on a group chat with former Secret Service officials and other DHS alumni from both Republican and Democratic administrations, said Douglas Smith, who served as assistant secretary for the Department of Homeland Security during the Obama administration.

One scenario that’s been floated: The Secret Service detail charged with guarding Trump would “sort of close their eyes” while Biden’s new Secret Service team comes in and walks Trump out the door, Smith said.

There’s also been speculation that the FBI could get involved, or that the US Marshal Service, a branch of the Justice Department, could come in and escort Trump out, Smith said. The US Marshal Service did not respond to a request for comment.

“This has never ever ever happened before,” Smith said. But ultimately, it could work just like any other eviction.

This could take place, because it would be an ultimate insult to Trump and his followers to see Trump walked out by the forces of the Deep State and so Trump may want to stage it that way, so that he can go out as a martyr.

What has happened to America? We used to be a decent and honorable people and now there’s a crazy man in the White House who doesn’t know the meaning of those words. Maybe America is in for more disgrace. It would not be surprising. It would merely be another scene in Trump’s script.

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31 Comments on "Ex Secret Service Agents Say They’ve Never Had To Drag A President Out Of WH It’s ‘Uncharted Territory’"

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DJ lix
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That headline alone needs to be censored.

p j evans
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It’s entirely truthful.

daithi
Member

Why does this remind me of a spoiled child – first throw a tantrum and then go into a sulk, refusing to move because he wasn’t allowed to play with his toys?

kay
Guest

THE ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION IS NOTHING BUT A STINKING MASS OF CRIMINAL SLIME. They have no sense of dignity, respect, or tradition. They are totally sickening. And that goes for the republicans in the Senate likewise, for fawning over this piece of human excrement.

Rita
Member

Drag his ass out ! Let the World see how crazy he is ..

Mary
Guest

It would be cathartic for all of us!

Steve
Member

Speculate no more: There was a Pentagon meeting back in early-mid October and it was decided that US Marshalls and Secret Service Agents would be used to physically remove the entire Trump family from the WH if needed on January 20. There was a news story on it in the Washington Post.

Nonya
Guest

I would love to see Trump perp-walked out in handcuffs and leg irons!

p j evans
Member

Live cameras would be good.

pwhitten
Member

I would pay to see that.

'Stache
Guest

And I hope that they don’t treat him gentle as he is loaded into the squad car that will take him to an arraignment hearing for criminal trespass. As a clear flight risk, bail should not be granted.

Mary
Guest

Oh yea, and don’t worry about him hitting his head on the car either.

anastasjoy
Member

I loved Congressman David Cicilline’s response to a tweet saying “Trump has signaled to allies that Secret Service will have to drag him from the White House kicking and screaming.”

He tweeted, “Don’t threaten us with a good time.”

p j evans
Member

citation? (Also, “Marshall” is a name. The job title is “marshal”.)

Scott Jackson
Guest

” the cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter.” Humphrey Bogart, The Maltese Falcon

Bareshark
Guest

They won’t drag him out. He’s just huffing by saying such. He’ll go down to Mar-A-Lago for Thanksgiving or Christmas and never come back. There’s neither profit nor ego boost in it for him to stay.

Concinnity
Guest

Either way, he’s going down in history, not just as a loser, but as the worst sort of loser.

A bad loser, indeed one of the worst of all time.

Denis Elliott
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Let’s hope he does down to FL for Thanksgiving and gets wrapped up in a warm cocoon of ass kissers who’ve ponied up outrageous bucks for access and try to wheedle one last favor from him. It’s no secret how easily he can be manipulated. They can extract their favors from in with grand promises of all the “deals” they will throw his way once he’s a private citizen including “investing” in his teevee adventure once he’s out of office and it’s “safe” for them to do so. He might hang around well into December and the coup de gras… Read more »
p j evans
Member

He’s not going to FL for T-day.

Bareshark
Guest

Then Christmas it is, P J.

anastasjoy
Member

I believe this too.

mae
Member

I love this headline.

michaelscott
Member

The most plausible scenario I’ve heard so far is he toddles of to Mar-A-Lago for Christmas and then just doesn’t return. That way he avoids the conflict and humiliation. Kinda fits his personality.

Janet
Guest

I don’t believe it is the Secret Service’s responsibility. I think the responsibility should lie with the Capitol Police.

p j evans
Member

It’s the Secret Service who guard the President.

anastasjoy
Member

“Melania has not telephoned Jill Biden to invite her to the White House for tea.”

Lucky Jill. This would be a stifling afternoon for her.

Scott Jackson
Guest

“Bring me moose & squirrel.”

Steven McCrary
Guest

Like Dr. King Shultz would say, now you can get the marshal.

rory darjiit
Member

We all need some levity in these times, so I’d refer everyone to NBC dot com and the 1989 SNL skit “Barbara and Nancy,” where two comic giants who were taken from us far too soon, Jan Hooks and Phil Hartman, portray the new First Lady having the incumbent First Lady dragged out of the White House.

Rita
Member

Put him in a stright- Jacket and push him out of the back door !