Reporters seem to act like juvenile delinquents when trying to out-scoop each other. The Secret Service is tasked with protecting the president and family members with their lives. They take their job seriously.
“The actions of the special agent in this incident were in no way intended to impede those rights or the media’s access to a Secret Service protectee,” the Secret Service said in a statement.
“The actions were taken solely in response to an abrupt movement by an unknown individual who later identified themselves as a member of the media,” the agency added.