A Secret Service agent tackled a Chinese security official over the nuclear football when Trump visited China

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  • Axios reported on Sunday that during President Donald Trump’s trip to China in November, a Secret Service member tackled a Chinese security official.
  • The incident reportedly began when Chinese detail tried to prevent the military aide carrying the “nuclear football” from entering a room behind Trump.
  • White House Chief of Staff John Kelly intervened, and was grabbed by a Chinese security official, who was then tackled by a Secret Service agent.
  • The nuclear football was never in contact with a foreign official, and the Chinese security detail later apologized.

During President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing last November, a US Secret Service agent reportedly tackled a Chinese security official after attempts to block the movement of the “nuclear football.”

The nuclear football, officially known as the “president’s emergency satchel,” is a black leather briefcase that allows the US president to authorize a nuclear strike while away from a command center. It is carried by a military aide and is supposed to be in close proximity to the president at all times.

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