Shots fired outside White House during Trump's Press Briefing
Posted 10 August 2020 - 11:06 PM
While Trump began his speech, the distant sound of automatic rapid fire could clearly be heard.
Trump left, then shortly returned to give his speech.
Apparently the Secret Service shot a suspect close to the WH.
Per FOX news... government officials will release more details later.
Posted 10 August 2020 - 11:24 PM
Donald Trump is escorted out of briefing room as Secret Service shoot man outside White House - then returns for freewheeling press conference to boast 'Do I look rattled?' and accuse Obama of 'treason'
* President Donald Trump was briefly escorted from his press conference
* A Secret Service agent came in the room, whispered to him and led him out
* President said there was shooting outside White House
* 'There was a shooting outside of the White House and it seems to be very well under control,' President Trump said after he returned to the room
* He thanked the Secret Service for keeping him safe
* He said the suspect was shot and taken to a local hospital
Published: 17:59 EDT, 10 August 2020 | Updated: 19:04 EDT, 10 August 2020
President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted from his press conference on Monday less than five minutes after it began and returned to say law enforcement shot an armed suspect outside the White House.
'There was a shooting outside of the White House and it seems to be very well under control,' President Trump said after he returned to briefing room a few minutes after his exit.
The president, who after speaking about the shooting proceeded to take questions from reporters on a variety of topics for nearly an hour, said he was fine after being pulled from the room.
'Do I seem rattled?,' he said.
He thanked his security detail for their quick action.
'I'd like to thank the Secret Service for doing their always quick and very effective work,' he noted.
He said he didn't know the condition of the person who was shot and taken to the hospital.
'There was an actual shooting and somebody has been taken to the hospital. I don't know the condition of the person. Seems that the person was shot by the Secret Service, so we will see what happens,' he said.
Shorty after he began speaking to the press, a Secret Service agent came into the press briefing room to whisper in President Donald Trump's ear
Law enforcement locked down the White House
The agent escorted President Trump from the briefing room
President Trump said he was escorted out because shots were fired at the White House
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Edited by Atossa, 10 August 2020 - 11:32 PM.
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