More than once, though, the president’s staff heard him say, “You know, Derek Jeter doesn’t allow any camera phones at his place in New York City.”
He would go on to describe the basket Jeter purportedly had at the door of his Manhattan penthouse, where everyone had to place their cell phones before entering.
On occasion the president would say to his Secret Service detail chief, Dan Nicols, “Dan, let’s put out one of Jeter’s baskets tonight,” which meant the Secret Service would ban all photos and smartphones. But tonight wasn’t one of those nights.
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