The Secret Service Is Buying Jet Skis To Protect Trump Family During ‘Water Sports’

U.S. Secret Service agents stand by as Marine One takes off carrying President Donald Trump en route to Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

The Secret Service is buying a pair of jet skis as tools to protect President Donald Trump and his family, who are “very active in water sports,” according to a memo.

The note, reported on Monday by NBC 4 reporter Scott MacFarlane, informs the Department of Homeland Security that the jet skis are needed due to the First Family’s activities during their frequent visits to their beach resorts.

“The First Family is very active in water sports,” the memo reads. “Several family members along with their guest participate in open water activities for which USSS Special Agent Rescue Swimmers are responsible.”

The jet skis will be used by the agency as both training tools and “assets that can be used on a variety of protective missions, as needed,” according to the memo.

According to the memo, Secret Service agents have had to pay for watercraft rentals out of their own pockets.

Read the document below:

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

TPM Staff
Latest News
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: