Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, who was a member of the personal protection detail for Bill and Hillary Clinton, is dismissing the Hillary Clinton campaign’s attempt to make her seem relatable to average Americans.
Clinton, top aides and Secret Service agents set out Sunday on a road trip to Iowa in a van the media reports Hillary dubbed “Scooby.” CNN’s Jeff Zeleny reported Clinton aides said Hillary dubbed the van “Scooby” Sunday “because it reminds her of the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine from the classic television cartoon.”
Bongino, who was assigned to the Clinton detail during her initial New York Senate run, disputed the characterization that Clinton spontaneously came up with this nickname.
In his 2013 book “Life Inside The Bubble,” Bongino described the 2000 Clinton Senate campaign vehicle as “a two-tone brown Ford conversion van, which was far different from the fleet of black limousines the president and his family typically use. Within the Secret Service, the vehicle became affectionately known as ‘Scooby-Doo’ due to its brown color.”
Bongino, a former Republican candidate for Congress, wrote on his Facebook page, “In isolation, I wouldn’t hesitate to laugh about this and chalk it up to a humorous coincidence but, with the Clintons, nothing is coincidence. Everything with the Clintons is manufactured, even Mrs. Clinton’s ‘nickname’ for her van.”
“Are you ready for Hillary? If so,” Bongino continues, “then get ready for an entire campaign season of deception, fabrication, untruths, mistruths, spin, and verbal judo the likes of which you’ve never seen before.”