UPDATED 8:08 AM PT — Thursday, April 4, 2019
President Trump said he’s not concerned about security at Mar-a-Lago after a Chinese woman was arrested for trespassing on the property with a malware-infected device.
While speaking to reporters Wednesday, the president said the incident was a “fluke situation.”
The woman was arrested over the weekend after she told conflicting stories about why she was at Mar-a-Lago. She was also carrying two Chinese passports and four cell phones at the time of her arrest.
Federal authorities are now reportedly investigating if this was an attempt by the Chinese government to spy on President Trump.
“Secret Service is fantastic, these are fantastic people, and the end result — it was good,” said the president. “I think probably we’ll see what happened, where she’s from, who she is, but the result is they were able to get her and she’s now suffering the consequences of whatever it is she had in mind.”
The woman has yet to be charged. Investigators are still trying to determine if she has any connection to Chinese intelligence operations.