Actor Tom Arnold confirmed Monday that his over-the-top tweets directed at President Donald Trump prompted a visit by the Secret Service to Arnold’s house in October. Agents warned the comedian about irresponsible use of social media and how it can inspire others to act out violent language.
An apparently unrepentant Arnold thought the agents should be focusing their message on Trump. “I’m sorry the President [sic] & White House say things that they know could incite violence on the media & U.S. Citizens [sic] almost daily. I’m sorry because Secret Service agents are more at risk than anyone.”
My statement about the Secret Service visit to my house: pic.twitter.com/BFOht796aW— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) November 26, 2018
The president never responded to the challenge from Tom Arnold and the Secret Service was most concerned about the tweet inciting someone else to act to harm the president.
Arnold tried to incite Trump into a Twitter fight and a genuine brawl after the president expressed his support for Montana Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte, the congressman who enjoys both fame and notoriety for body-slamming a journalist.
Secret Service agents visited comedian and actor Tom Arnold’s home last month to question him about his anti-Trump tweets, one of which read, “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,” on Oct. 19.