Trump abruptly pulled from briefing after shots fired outside White House

President Trump was abruptly escorted out of a White House press conference on Monday after shots were fired outside of the White House.

The suspect was taken to the hospital and no one else was injured, Trump said.

The Secret Service later reported an ”officer involved shooting.” Trump said he was not aware of the specifics of the threat.

“It seems to be very well under control,” Trump said. “It’s unfortunate that this is the world but the world has always been a dangerous place. It’s not something that’s unique.”

Reporters in the room were placed on lockdown while authorities investigated the situation.

After being taken to the Oval Office, the president returned to the briefing room around 10 minutes later to resume his briefing, which was focused on the coronavirus pandemic. After addressing the shooting, Trump picked up where he left off.

“So I was telling you that the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 are now 50 percent above the March level,” he said. “NASDAQ is setting new records.”


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: