ISIS had its eyes on President Donald Trump since he was elected. Now it has been revealed that an ISIS plot to assassinate Trump was foiled by the Secret Service during Trump’s visit to the Philippines for the ASEAN 50 Summit in November 2017.
Although agents picked up certain details of the attacker, just 20 minutes before Trump touched down in Manila, they still had not located the terrorist.
“Gonna be in Manila the same time as Trump… I’ll take one for the team lads,” tweeted the terrorist with a mugshot of Lee Harvey Oswald.
On his Instagram account, the suspect posted his picture holding a copy of the book How to Kill: The Definitive History of the Assassin.
Agents were able to track the location of the suspect through the IP address of posts to downtown Manila, just miles from the president’s hotel. Further monitoring showed he was heading in the direction of the hotel. The suspect was eventually tracked down to Manila’s Luneta Park and, with the help of local police, a sweep was made of the park and he was caught.
The dramatic story will be told in a report on the National Geographic channel scheduled to air October 21.
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