After a shooting took place outside the White House on Monday, President Trump was briefly removed from a press conference before returning to complete the event.
“There was a shooting outside the White House and it seems to be under control,” POTUS said. “I’d like to thank the Secret Service for doing quick and effective work. But, there was an actual shooting and somebody has been taken to the hospital. I don’t know the condition of the person. It seems the person was shot by Secret Service, so we’ll see what happens.”
NEW: Trump returns to the press briefing and says a "shooting" outside White House is now "under control" pic.twitter.com/KdHdVtmLoS
— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) August 10, 2020
Warning: Graphic – A Twitter video claims to show a suspect down after being shot outside the White House.
— Baruch Sandhaus (@BaruchSandhaus) August 10, 2020
President Trump was whisked away from the podium during Monday’s press conference after a Secret Service agent whispered something to the president.
Security threat at the White House? Trump abruptly leaves this evening's press conference moments after starting… pic.twitter.com/bbx7HK6ojr
— August Takala (@AugustTakala) August 10, 2020
Constitutional attorney Robert Barnes went to Twitter to point out it sounds like the White House official says, “Shots fired.”
Sounds like secret agent says "shots fired outside." https://t.co/NU2UcoGHIz
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) August 10, 2020
A CBS News correspondent suggested the following video clip may have captured audio of a gunshot.
Sounded like a gun shot right outside the White House. Secret service making press clear the lawn. Law enforcement holding guns everywhere. pic.twitter.com/KQx6HWcKij
— @skylerhenry (@SkylerHenry) August 10, 2020
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