Early Monday morning, according to the New York Times, a small drone landed on the White House lawn at around 3 A.M. ET. The drone was being flown by a government official for recreational use when the person lost control of the device, causing it to hit a tree on the White House property.
We are being told, that the small robotic flying device was so tiny it was undetected by radar. I guess we can just lump this in with the person that was able to make it into the White House with a knife and all the other security mishaps.
Unfortunately, sometimes the only way to properly drive home a serious point is through sarcasm, and pointing out the sheer stupidity that has already occurred. Glenn took the opportunity to discuss this incident, saying sarcastically, "Can I tell you something, it's only a drone...Is there any example of anyone being killed by a drone?"
With numerous enemies trying to take down the American government through both technological and war tactics, it raises the very serious question, is the President of the United States truly secure and safe?
Watch more of the clip below:
Rough transcript below:
GLENN: So we have a 2-foot long drone apparently flown by a hobbyist, crashed on the White House grounds in another breach of security.
PAT: I wouldn't worry about it. It just crashed on the White House lawn.
GLENN: Can I tell you something, it's only a drone.
PAT: Look, what would you do with a drone.
GLENN: Right. Is there any example of anyone being killed by a drone?
STU: I don't think so.
PAT: Several. Hundreds. Let's not think about that.
STU: No American citizens.
PAT: Yes, but okay. Let's not go there.
GLENN: All right. Okay. Wait. Wait. Is there any evidence that anyone that was not in the White House has ever killed anybody with a drone?
STU: No. I don't think so.
PAT: I'm not sure. I'm not sure about that one. I have to think about that for a while.
GLENN: Right. I think the only threat that drones face are people that are not in the White House.
STU: So you're saying, maybe it's not the drones that are all that dangerous? It's the people who are using them.
GLENN: It could be those who are using drones to kill citizens.
PAT: Can you believe how bad security apparently is at the White House. How does a drone crash on the White House lawn? They said -- it's too small --
GLENN: It flies over the fence.
PAT: You would think it gets shot down. But they said -- I read it was too small to be picked up by radar. If you had a small drone, you could just fly it into the White House if you wanted to.
GLENN: It probably crashed there because it probably got too far away from the little remote control.
PAT: Okay. So it's nothing to worry about.
GLENN: Nothing to worry about. These little drones that you buy, you couldn't really strap anything to these little teeny drones that you buy, you know, on Amazon. You couldn't -- they --
STU: A 2-foot drone is a decent -- that's not a small -- that's not a Brookstone drone.
PAT: Approximately, I would say.
GLENN: That's about 2 feet. That's the size Raphe has. Little quadcopter.
PAT: That's what this was. A quadcopter.
STU: Oh, that's what this was.
PAT: But, again, it's indicative of the fact that the White House security sucks. It's certainly not what I thought it was.
GLENN: Or, is it that, on this particular case, that times are changing so much, and you've got different kinds of security issues?
STU: Yeah, I mean --
GLENN: Imagine what the government can do. That's a 2-foot drone. They have drones now that are fly-size. That can fly into your house.
GLENN: I mean, and you'll never see them.
STU: No. And obviously other foreign governments probably have the same thing and do the same thing at the White House, I'm sure. You know --
GLENN: No, but they wouldn't do that.
STU: Foreign governments --
GLENN: Foreign governments wouldn't do anything like that. They're afraid of us. You would never send spies over to do anything nefarious to the United States of America anymore.
STU: You mean, like the banking industry? Like a country with a lot of land. You know, like a big country -- like -- but they had a couple of people that they inserted --
GLENN: You're not trying to make a case like Russia, which is completely over. Which is a joke. I've looked into Puti-Put's eyes. He's a good guy. I've already transmitted that to Vladimir by the way. Yeah, don't try to start the Cold War again. So what are you saying?
STU: That's true. Well, you have the details on this. But they actually did catch Russian operatives in our banking system with nefarious --
GLENN: They were just trying to collapse our economy. They were not trying to fly a drone into the White House. They were just trying to collapse our economy, what is wrong with you, Stu?
STU: That is not a good point.
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