Is Donald Trump in Mortal Danger?

Pat Brady, the co-chairman of the John Kasich for President campaign, said in an interview that the only way to beat Donald Trump is with a “head shot,” a term used to describe a single-bullet killing.
Pat Brady, the co-chairman of the John Kasich for President campaign, said in an interview that the only way to beat Donald Trump is with a “head shot,” a term used to describe a single-bullet killing.

The GOP’s most entertaining and blunt presidential candidate Donald Trump’s private plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Nashville, Tennessee, as a result of what’s being called “engine trouble,” by his campaign staff. But in light of some statements by several people — such as two well-know  GOP political consultants who advocate shooting Trump in his head — a thorough investigation should be conducted, said political strategist Mike Baker.

Trump’s personal Boeing 757 — which he jokingly Christened his own official Air Force One — was on its way to Little Rock, Arkansas, from New York, but his pilots had to make the emergency detour and landed at Nashville International Airport.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials released a statement claiming that Trump’s plane landed safely at 4:40 p.m. (Central Time) after the plane’s captain reported he was experiencing problems with the jet engine. The FAA investigators responding to the incident said they will investigate the incident with an “open mind.”


The FAA’s investigation will hopefully look at the security procedures in place to safeguard aircraft, vehicles and other methods of transportation to protect presidential candidates even those who use their own planes, buses and automobiles.

Trump, who is known as The Donald to his friends and supporters, completed his trip using a charter plane provided for him and his campaign entourage.

Donald Trump’s Boeing 757 is three times the size of the average private jet and every inch of it is customized to meet its owner’s high standards. Outside, it’s powered by Rolls Royce engines. Inside, it has gold seatbelts, high-grade leather seats, a master bedroom, and even a shower, according to the Smithsonian Channel. .

Besides his lavish jet airliner, Trump also owns a large helicopter fleet.
Besides his lavish jet airliner, Trump also owns a large helicopter fleet.

While the Secret Service and Trump’s security people get reports about “crazies” and “madmen” making death threats against the GOP’s most controversial candidate, even some of the nation’s top political minions are making violence-prone statements.

For example, Pat Brady, the co-chairman of the John Kasich for President campaign, said in an interview that the only way to beat Donald Trump is with a “head shot,” a term used to describe a single-bullet killing. Once he realized the ramifications of what he said, Brady then claimed that his head shot comment regarding Trump wasn’t referring to a literal gunshot to the head.

Not to be outdone by Brady, Republican political consultant Rick Wilson appeared on MSNBC and was more direct when he said the GOP political establishment has to “put a bullet”in Trump’s head.

According to conservative firebrand and Trump supporter Ann Coulter, “FOX News is ignoring these death threats against Donald Trump. Disgusting.”  And NRA firearms instructor Rick Smith noted, “Never thought it would be possible, but Fox now makes MSNBC look like a professionally run news media!”

A new strategic report builds on existing best practices for threat assessment investigations established by the Secret Service through its research, training, and operational experience over the last 20 years. While all presidential candidates now have Secret Service protection, including Trump, he already had a large, well-trained security force protecting him.

The Secret Service’s protection bureau details information about possible offenders’ planning behavior, motives, and other concerning behaviors they exhibited prior to the attacks. Although the strategy addresses attacks on federal targets, the report is designed to offer guidance to federal, state, and local law enforcement officials in their efforts to identify, assess, and manage a range of potential threats when they protect VIPs (Very Important Persons).

“The reports released by National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) provide front line law enforcement and public safety professionals with in depth analysis into targeted violence incidents throughout the United States,” stated Kelly Nee, Deputy Superintendent of Boston Police Department’s Regional Intelligence Center. “This information is invaluable to local law enforcement in our mission to keep our citizens safe.”



Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

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