Trump Rushed from briefing room after shooting unfolds outside White House grounds
- 11 August 2020
During a news conference at the White House on Monday, US President Donald Trump was suddenly whisked away by Secret Service agents and the conference abruptly ended without explanation, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
Just a few minutes into Trump's daily briefing, as he was discussing recent economic gains, Secret Service suddenly ended the news conference and pulled the president, as well as the officials intended to partake in the briefing, back into the hidden passage behind the briefing room.
"There was a shooting outside of the White House," Trump later explained. "Always quick and very effective work … there was an actual shooting … someone has been taken to the hospital … shot by Secret Service."
"It was outside of the White House," Trump said. "Somebody was taken to the hospital. It was the suspect who was shot ... It was outside of the premises."
Reporters in the White House pool posted on social media that the doors had been locked and camera crews outside the windows had been rushed off as well.