BREAKING: Shooting RIGHT Outside White House! (UPDATED)
President Trump was doing a press conference and abruptly left the room amid a shooting right outside the White House. Here is wat we know.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon.
It was not immediately clear what sparked the episode.
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The president left the podium and the briefing doors were locked after he exited.
After speaking quietly with the Secret Service the president returned to the briefing room after a few minutes to inform them that there was a shooting of an armed suspect outside the White House.
“There was an actual shooting, someone has been taken to the hospital … seems like the person was shot by Secret Service,” Trump said. He also confirmed that the suspect was armed.
He thanked Secret Service for acting quickly to protect the area.
“I feel very safe with Secret Service … they are the best of the best,” Trump said.
The president said that Secret Service would brief reporters about the shooting after the press conference.
“You were surprised, I was surprised also I think it’s probably pretty unusual,” Trump said.
When a reporter asked the president if he was “rattled,” Trump replied, “I don’t know, do I seem rattled?”
He noted that the world was always a “dangerous place” but again thanked Secret Service for protecting him. (Read more)