The internet has been abuzz in recent weeks about the multi-colored, triangle shaped lapel pins that many of Donald Trump’s top staffers have been spotted wearing.
Some people speculated that the pins represented some secret Illuminati club. Others thought it might even be supernatural, or a signal to aliens (remember, this is the internet we’re talking about).
Well, calm down internet, apparently it’s just an age old tactic used by the Secret Service to quickly identify high level staffers in a crowd of people.
— Eliot Nelson (@eliotnelson) March 22, 2016
Kinda wild Secret Service still does the color-of-the-day lapel pins. Random trivia from my campaign days. #POTUSatku
— Dave Greenbaum (@calldrdave) January 22, 2015
The Secret Service has apparently long used slight visual cues placed on staffers and protected persons’ bodies.
Of course, that could just be a concocted cover story thought up by our secret, immortal, alien masters.