Knock on the Oval Of­fice door

The Washington Post Sunday - - SUNDAY OPINION -

Re­gard­ing the Nov. 27 Re­li­able Source item “Anti-Trump tweet posted by Arnold earns a visit from Se­cret Ser­vice”:

So, ac­tor Tom Arnold was vis­ited by Se­cret Ser­vice agents in re­sponse to a tweet he sent re­gard­ing Pres­i­dent Trump. The Se­cret Ser­vice agents told Mr. Arnold, “In your type of case . . . what we’re concerned with a lot, too, is the au­di­ence it can reach, that it can in­cite some­body to do some­thing.” Oh, re­ally? But Mr. Trump’s rhetoric has no con­nec­tion to pipe bombs sent to Democrats or a shoot­ing spree in a syn­a­gogue or a car driven into a group of pro­test­ers? Sorry, Se­cret Ser­vice. If Mr. Arnold’s tweets are a threat, so are those of the tweeter in chief.

Sara F. Anderson, Ar­ling­ton

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