Sarah Sanders Will Now Get Secret Service Protection After Restaurant Kerfuffle: Report
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders will now be getting Secret Service protection, according to the NBC News reporter Pete Williams.
It's not clear if there are severe extenuating circumstances driving the decision, but the change comes after Sanders has been in the spotlight for being asked to leave a Virginia restaurant over the weekend. According to the restaurant owner's account, she calmly asked the press secretary to leave after her staff was uncomfortable with her being there. Her food, already ordered, was on the house.
On Tuesday, the Trump campaign sent a fundraising email portraying the administration officials as the victims of widespread harassment.
Meanwhile, Trump continues to stoke ire against the press, calling them the "enemy of the people." During the campaign, he encouraged violence at his rallies and promised to pay the legal bills of anyone arrested for assaulting a protester.
The Secret Service is largely intended to protect the president, past presidents, presidential candidates, and their families. However, other administration officials, especially those believed to be under serious threat, are also sometimes afforded Secret Service details.