Trump Says He Only Went to the White House Bunker Briefly for an ‘Inspection’
President Donald Trump claimed on Wednesday that reports he was taken down to the White House bunker as protests over George Floyd’s death flared up were “fake news” and that he only went down during the day in order to inspect the shelter.
Interviewing the president on his Fox News radio show, Brian Kilmeade brought up recent reports that the president was briefly taken down to an underground bunker, mistakenly claiming that the reports said this occurred Sunday night. (It was actually reported that Trump was ushered down on Friday night as protests first approached the White House.)
With Kilmeade and Trump both mentioning how Fox News anchor Leland Vittert was harassed by protesters during the Friday night demonstrations, the president immediately insisted that the reports were false and that he only went down during the daytime.
They said it would be a good time to go down and take a look because maybe, sometimes you learn you need it,” Trump declared, adding that he’s been down to the bunker “two-and-a-half times.”
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