With Election Day right around the corner, the White House is taking extra precautions when it comes to security.
According to a tweet published by NBC correspondent Geoff Bennet, the White House is on lockdown.
“A federal law enforcement source tells NBC that beginning tomorrow, crews will build a “non-scalable” fence to secure the WH complex, Ellipse and Lafayette Square. 250 National Guardsmen have been put on standby, reporting to Metro Police officials.”
Construction of the fence will start on Election Day, according to various news coming out of the White House. It will perimeter the White House complex, as well as Ellipse and Lafayette Square. The fence’s design aims to prevent people from climbing over it and gaining access to the grounds.
In addition to the fence, 250 National Guardsmen are ready at a moment’s notice to handle any situation that might come their way.
Trump Changes Location of 2020 Election Day Viewing Party
There’s been a change of Election Night plans for President Trump and company. Trump had planned on an Election Night viewing party at Washington, D.C.’s Trump International Hotel, but has since moved it to the White House. This is very well the reasoning behind the extra security measures being taken at the precinct.
The results of the change could be due to a few different reasons. One – the Trump campaign is low on cash. And two, Washington D.C.’s coronavirus restrictions that forbid gatherings of more than 50 people.
Later on Friday, Oct. 30, President Trump confirmed that the change of venue is in direct results of the coronavirus restrictions. However, the campaign continues to hold large events across the country amid guidelines set in place by public-health officials.