Secret Service agents apparently paid a visit to Tom Arnold recently because of some of the actor’s more extreme anti-Donald Trump tweets.
Arnold recently seemed to threaten the president with physical violence on Twitter.
“I say put up or shut up @realDonaldTrump Me vs You. For America. First body slam wins. Any Rally. Any Time. Between now & the midterms. #FridayFeeling,” he said.
Other eye-rolling tweets include one where the “True Lies” star threatened to show up at young Barron Trump’s school — and another in which he appeared to wish violence on conservative commentator Candace Owens.
Arnold also responded to comedian Kathy Griffin’s infamous photo — the one that showed her holding a fake severed head of the president by saying, “Next time Kathy won’t be holding his fake head!”
Arnold recorded the conversation he had recently with Secret Service agents — and shared part of the encounter with the liberal publication Mother Jones.
On October 24, the Los Angeles Secret Service office got in touch with Arnold’s agent and set up a meeting between Arnold and two agents.
The agents appeared at Arnold’s home the next day.
“We go out on any and all tweets and Facebook posts or any type of threat,” one agent said. “We don’t just focus on — it doesn’t matter if you have 100 followers on Facebook or 500,000 followers … We have to do our due diligence.”
In a series of questions, the agents asked Arnold if he planned to inflict harm on the president — and Arnold said he had no real intention of physically harming Trump.
He said he and the president used to be friends, but Trump’s anti-Obama rhetoric drove Arnold away.
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