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July 19, 2018

Secret Service agent guarding President Trump in Europe dies

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A Secret Service agent who was tasked with keeping US President Donald Trump safe during his Scotland visit recently died in hospital. The agent passed away from a stroke on Tuesday.

According to BBC, the unnamed agent was on duty when he fell ill. He was immediately taken to a hospital for treatment.

A Secret Service agent guarding President Donald Trump collapsed on Sunday during the President’s diplomatic mission to Europe. He later died surrounded by his family in a hospital.

In a statement, the agent was described as a "dedicated professional of the highest order" who had served in the US secret service for 19 years

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Trump arrived in Scotland on Friday night after meeting the Queen and holding talks with Prime Minister Theresa May. He was on a two day working trip to the UK.

For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. On the same day, he landed at Prestwick Airport and spent the weekend at his Turnberry golf resort in Ayrshire.

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It was during his stay at Turnberry that the agent became ill. Before the agent’s death, a spokesman for the secret service said, 'We are incredibly grateful for the emergency medical service providers and physicians in Scotland who are providing much needed critical care.' 

More than 150 US agents were brought in for the visit to protect Trump during his stay in the UK. The President was seen on the links course on Saturday morning after calling golf his 'primary form of exercise.'

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There he was surrounded by a number of Secret Service agents as he played the sport. He drove around the course with his son Eric while wearing a black windbreaker and a white and blue lettered USA baseball cap.

His visit was met with protestors who lined up outside the Turnberry course. The only time that Trump was seen in public was on Saturday morning.

He spent the rest of the afternoon and evening at his hotel and golf club. The security bill for his two day trip to Scotland was said to cost around $6 million.

This was just $1 million less than the amount spent on security for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.

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