Wednesday, June 03, 2020
President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied that he was rushed to a White House bunker during anti-racism protests last week out of concern for his safety, claiming he had merely dropped by the underground shelter to inspect it.
"I was there for a tiny, little short period of time," Trump said during a radio interview with Fox News' Brian Kilmeade. "And it was much more for an inspection."
He continued: "I've gone down two or three times - all for inspection. And you go there, some day you may need it. ... I went down, I looked at it."
Secret Service reportedly rushed Trump to the bunker, known as the Presidential Emergency Operations Center, on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the White House during nationwide demonstrations sparked by George Floyd's death in Minneapolis.
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