The White House had yet another scary moment when an attacker was stopped on his way to do harm to our president.
Roger Hedgpeth, 25, was arrested by the U.S. Secret Service outside the White House on Saturday when he told them he wanted to assassinate President Donald Trump, the Daily Caller reported.
Hedgpeth seems typical of the rage that exists within the liberal world these days. His plan to assassinate the president consisted of packing a knife and attempting to walk through security checkpoints.
He did not even try to hide his motive. He merely walked up to a Secret Service agent, told the officer he was there to “assassinate” Trump, then said: “I have a knife to do it with.”
When Hedgpeth was searched, the officers found a 3.5-inch knife in his possession. He also reportedly had an empty gun holster on his right hip.
After he was taken into custody, Hedgpeth was taken to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.
Who is to blame?
During every presidency, there are going to be a few lunatics who try to carry out an assassination. This happened to George Bush, it happened to Bill Clinton, and it happened to Barack Obama.
However, the attacks against Trump are unprecedented in their frequency, and this is most likely due to the rage the Democratic Party is fomenting in this country right now.
When people see their Democrat House speaker tearing up a State of the Union speech right in front of the president, it makes them think that rage is the only answer.
When they constantly see their party leaders accusing the president of being a racist, that anger builds and festers until some kind of outlet is identified.
If you look to the West Coast and see the hate on display virtually every weekend during Antifa rallies, where journalists are being openly attacked without repercussion, none of this should come as a great surprise.
So far, we have been very lucky in that attempts on Trump’s life have been thwarted with relative ease. To this point, those involved have been people like Hedgpeth who don’t really have a plan, but it is possible that this could change. Trump should be on high alert.