Man Poses for Facebook Photo With Protector of US Nuke Codes

In one February 11 post, DeAgazio showed two photos of a soldier whose job it is to carry a briefcase, known as "the football", anywhere the president travels.

DeAgazio's Facebook page is no longer available, but is still accessible via a snapshot saved on Archive.is, as are his posts regarding the "nuclear football" and Trump's joint statement with Abe.

The football "functions as a mobile hub in the strategic defense system of the United States". One even posted a picture showing the aide who carries the nuclear codes when the president is away from the White House, so now everyone knows what he looks like. One post, first reported by the Washington Post, read, "HOLY MOLY!"

As guests watched on (and snapped photos), Trump huddled with his national security team, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, as they decided how to respond to an illegal missile test from North Korea. North Korea had just test-fired a ballistic missile, which it claimed could carry a nuclear warhead. News of the test launch came as the leaders of the USA and Japan, two of its greatest enemies, were about to start their first course.

DeAgazio later wrote: "The Prime Minister Abe of Japan huddles with his staff and the President is on the phone with Washington DC. the two world leaders then conferred and then went into another room for hastily arranged press conference".

DeAgazio continued in the caption to say he and other members of Mar-a-Lago were "at the center of the action".

In total, Degazio posted three photos in the wake of President Trump learning the news of the missile launch.

Trump and Abe eventually left the dining room to talk a bit more privately.

After The Post spoke to DeAgazio, he deleted his Facebook account.

"There wasn't any panicked look".

"OMG. I was watching very close by". Eastern time. Later, he said that Trump and first lady Melania Trump had returned to listen to music on the terrace - which faces the Intracoastal Waterway - and shake hands and speak with club members. Any such protocols would not have applied to the terrace, which was full of members, who pay a $200,000 initiation fee (double what it was before Trump became president), according to CNBC.

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DeGazio seemed to spend all day on Saturday trailing President Trump, having also posted photos of him as he played golf with prime Minister Abe.

  • Tracy Ferguson