April 9, 2019
U.S. Secret Service agents have detained a second Chinese person on suspicion of spying for the Chinese government. The arrest also occurred at Mar-A-Lago, the winter home of President Donald Trump. Unlike the first Chinese national who was arrested for entering a restricted area with malicious software, the second accused, named Tiffany Wang-Greenberg, was arrested for carrying suspicious Chinese delivery food and menu in the restricted area of Mar-A-Lago and possible tariff violations.
According to the Secret Service, Ms. Wang-Greenberg, entered the premises around noon. The arrest report states, "Ms. Wang-Greenberg, was spotted offloading her Uber eats vehicle and entering the resort carrying food and a menu. Our agents became suspicious because Ms. Wang-Greenberg didn't have a weird accent."
Ms. Wang-Greenberg was released on $100,000 bail. According to Lisa Grapevine, Ms. Wang-Greenberg's representative and attorney, she expects all charges will be dropped because "...this is completely wrong to put tariffs on Chinese food made in USA". Ms. Wang-Greenberg, issued the following statement:
"Yesterday, someone called the restaurant from the Presidential suite and ordered dim sum with extra soy sauce, chile sauce and a large coke. I brought the order myself, hoping to meet the President when boom, I get popped by the Secret Service for being a Chinese spy and violating tariff laws. I don't even speak Chinese and I'm not importing anything. My great-great-great-great grandfather came here in 1858 to build the railroad, My family was here before Trump and my kids are named Tiffany and Tammy Greenberg."
Larry Kudlow, President Trump Chief Economic Adviser and a strong voice for placing tariffs on Chinese products remains skeptical of Ms. Wang-Greenberg. "Look, we are going to be tough on China no matter where they may be. We suspect the pork used to make the dim sum was imported and that means Americans will lose jobs. This is how we Make American Great Again!"