"Would a...moat—" Cohen began.
"Moat?" Clancy interrupted
"Water, six feet around,” Cohen continued, “be kind of attractive and effective?"
It's unclear if Cohen was joking or not.
"Sir, it may be," Clancey responded, unfazed. Clancy went on to explain that the Secret Service is concerned with balancing accessibility to the White House with the historic nature of the building.
"That's our first step, to see if we can do something that would still be appeasing to the eye and keep the historical nature of the White House,” Clancy added.
"Like a higher fence? Because this guy got further in the White House than some of my Republican colleagues have ever gotten," Cohen deadpanned.
Clancy did not outright reject the suggestion but seemed to prefer the higher fence.