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user1477282676 Mon 23-Jan-17 09:33:37

Apparently, he has those fake hands because under his coat, his real hands are carrying a big automatic rifle.

They conceal such large weapons in this way because the public would be worried that there was and especial danger....and that they were at risk.

I wonder if this is normal or just because it's Trump? And why have an automatic rifle instead of a normal hand gun?

OneWithTheForce Mon 23-Jan-17 09:38:06

Ooh that's really creepy looking. His bald head does not help matters! He looks like one of those synthetic people from that tv show!

BillSykesDog Mon 23-Jan-17 09:39:14

Have you ever seen those diagrams of how the presidential motorcade is armed? This will be for all presidents, not just Trump. They are incredibly heavily armed.

wasonthelist Mon 23-Jan-17 09:39:32

I wonder if this is normal or just because it's Trump?

I would imagine it's "normal" i.e. not just Trump.

And why have an automatic rifle instead of a normal hand gun?

Have you been to the USA?

Seriously though, anyone attacking a President wouldn't be doing it with a handgun. There's nothing to see here - this is modern day USA. Sad but not especially odd.

RosalieDene Mon 23-Jan-17 09:40:07

He reminds me of father Ted trying to throw the football match with a remote controller.

Manumission Mon 23-Jan-17 09:42:38

It only looks like one artificial hand. I suppose it's too obvious to think maybe the guy has a prosthetic hand because he just HAS a prosthetic hand?

Penfold007 Mon 23-Jan-17 09:44:49

The female bodyguard on his left also has very odd hands

Suzytwoshoes Mon 23-Jan-17 09:46:47

Wow! shock I've never noticed that before.
What would happen if he needed to shoot? Would it just shoot that hand off? He wouldn't have to pull if off like a glove?

Manumission Mon 23-Jan-17 09:46:55

I had a nasty flash that maybe she was holding two nuclear triggers pen grin

heppi Mon 23-Jan-17 09:48:56

That is weird. Surely he wouldn't be able to react very quickly under all of that? Or do you think his coat is all stripper-style/quick-change velcro'd together?

He is certainly walking like someone carrying something very heavy close to his chest.

OneWithTheForce Mon 23-Jan-17 09:49:23

The female bodyguard on his left also has very odd hands

I thought that too.

LizzieMacQueen Mon 23-Jan-17 09:50:02

The female bodyguard on his left also has very odd hands

Yes I spotted that too.

LonelyImSoLonely Mon 23-Jan-17 09:50:09

I noticed his hands held in front of him during the parade! Thought it was one of those nervous twisting of a wedding ring when concentrating things as one hand was moving, I think.
But makes sense to have quick response with an automatic weapon if that's what you're facing.

Makes our PMs look like they're being guarded by 7yr olds playing dress up.

FrancisCrawford Mon 23-Jan-17 09:51:01

I suppose it's too obvious to think maybe the guy has a prosthetic hand because he just HAS a prosthetic hand?

I think it is too obvious - as a bodyguard he'd need full use of both arms and legs to be able to do his job. Plus excellent eyesight.

However, automatic rifles in crowd situation = recipe for disaster, imo.

PossumInAPearTree Mon 23-Jan-17 09:51:10

I don't think someone with a prosthetic hand would be allowed to guard the president, they wouldn't be able to shoot a gun with an immobile plastic hand.

I reckon it's his real hand and he has freaky fingers.

MoonfaceAndSilky Mon 23-Jan-17 09:52:03

That's so funny because while we were watching my dd asked what he was doing with his hands, they were just stuck on his lapel and not moving. I said it's so he can get to his gun quickly inside his jacket. I didn't, for one minute, think they were fake shock

CommonFramework Mon 23-Jan-17 09:54:35

God, I didn't notice that! How v odd. The woman bodyguard seemed to be making hand signals at one point - did you see that? She was definitely moving her left hand. Not her right.

LonelyImSoLonely Mon 23-Jan-17 09:55:24

Not that I don't think that the police that guard our PM aren't experts and great at their job, it's just a whole different league in America.

Wonder if they'll ever put together the huge security presence thy need, both in office and for life, with the fact that they can all buy guns like sweets

Manumission Mon 23-Jan-17 09:56:41

Well yes and once you spot he's not the only one...

I wonder what DOES happen to any secret service men who get severely injured.

LonelyImSoLonely Mon 23-Jan-17 09:57:00

I have to see the diagram now if anyone has a link, the one about the protection. I'm interested.

especially here as the public can get so close and run into our PM and their families don't have armed guards. America just seems so big for everything.

FrancisCrawford Mon 23-Jan-17 09:57:51

I disagree that the US is necessarily better at preventative security measures.

Two weeks after 9/11 I flew to the US west coast. In Britain every airport sensor picked up the surgical steel used after reconstructive surgery on my leg. Not one US airport (used 4 that trip, including LAX) detected the metal. And I have enough to make a very decent sized knife. Similarly, they had extra security measures in place for transatlantic passengers, but not for internal passengers. Despite all four hijacked flight being internal flights.

The most effective security might just be the security you don't see. Although most sensible folk would steer well clear of anyone with an automatic rifle under their coat!

CaoNiMa Mon 23-Jan-17 09:58:20

I reckon Melania was wearing bullet proof protection from the chin down, hence her weirdly trussed up outfit.

Manumission Mon 23-Jan-17 10:00:21


CommonFramework Mon 23-Jan-17 10:00:39

I wondered that too, Cao! She looked bulky (for her).

ChallyCreaks Mon 23-Jan-17 10:06:56

I have watched that footage a couple of times now. Both the male and female bodyguard move their left arms slightly but then move them back to their original position quickly. The right side is a prosthetic hand as they do not move and presumably they are holding a gun under their coats. I can't work out how they would get the gun out quickly though.

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