The Trump entourage to and from the courthouse was stinking huge.
In 2007, then former President Bill Clinton appeared at Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Arkansas) for a speech that was open to the public. My memory is that there was one - maybe two - Secret Service vehicles in addition to Clinton's vehicle. The hall was packed to its 1,500 seat capacity. There were a very few Secret Service agents in attendance but unobtrusive.
The number of vehicles in the Trump motorcade could not have been parked anywhere on campus. Did the Secret Service perceive a particular threat to Trump or was it just all a show?
was still President Clinton. Saw the motorcade down to Fayetteville where he watched a University of Arkansas basketball game. About 1/10th of the felon's motorcade today. That was 1994.
He also did not need a particularly a high level of protection from the folks back home.
Very chilling that so many police continue the cosplay that #Traitor is legitimate
is secret service.
Trump is certainly at high risk right now, so things will be amped up everywhere he goes now.