Donald Trump’s White House press briefing was ended abruptly today mid-remarks. A Secret Service agent approached the president, whispered something in his ear, then quickly escorted him out of the room. Reporters and photographers were visible in the live stream rushing to the window to apparently view something going on outside.
Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs reported via Twitter that Trump was “evacuated” and that an agent locked the briefing room doors from the outside. It’s as yet unclear what occurred, but there are unconfirmed reports on Twitter of shots being fired.
One angle of the moment appears to show the agent telling the president: “We have shots fired outside.”
This story is still developing.
BREAKING: Trump evacuated from White House Briefing Room, cause unknown pic.twitter.com/zBqTpP5Jvn
— BNO News (@BNONews) August 10, 2020
TRUMP EVACUATED from White House press briefing room by US Secret Service. An agent locked the briefing room doors from the exterior. pic.twitter.com/El9Xi4lAlE
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) August 10, 2020
JUST IN: @johnrobertsFox reports the sounds of shots fired near the White House, developing
— Sean Langille (@SeanLangille) August 10, 2020
Camera crews and producers moved off Pebble Beach. Reports of shots fired. This is all developing pic.twitter.com/zA6rFN5MCp
— Christian Datoc (@TocRadio) August 10, 2020
THIS STORY WILL BE UPDATED AS SOON AS MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE.