Former White House florist Ronn Payne claims that Chelsea Clinton learned from her parents to call the Secret Service “pigs,” according to the new book The Residence: Inside The Private World Of The White House by Kate Anderson Brower.
As he walked into the second-floor kitchen one day, he saw Chelsea talking on the phone. A member of her Secret Service protective detail came in behind him to take the Clintons’ only child to school.
‘Oh, I’ve got to go. The pigs are here,’ she told her phone pal, according to Payne – using a 1960s-era epithet for law enforcement.
‘Faced with an angry agent who reminded her in no uncertain terms that it was his job to protect her, Chelsea replied: ‘Well, that’s what my mother and father call you.’
Secret Service agents have long complained about the extreme difficulty of working for Hillary Clinton.
“Good morning, ma’am,” a member of the uniformed Secret Service once greeted Hillary Clinton.
“F— off,” she replied.
That exchange is one among many that active and retired Secret Service agents shared with Ronald Kessler, author of “First Family Detail,” a compelling look at the intrepid personnel who shield America’s presidents and their families — and those whom they guard.