The Associated Press reports:
Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, some of them throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades.
Trump spent nearly an hour in the bunker, which was designed for use in emergencies like terrorist attacks, according to a Republican close to the White House who was not authorized to publicly discuss private matters and spoke on condition of anonymity. The account was confirmed by an administration official who also spoke on condition of anonymity.
The abrupt decision by the agents underscored the rattled mood inside the White House, where the chants from protesters in Lafayette Park could be heard all weekend and Secret Service agents and law enforcement officers struggled to contain the crowds.
“Nobody fled to the bunker like me. People fleeing to the bunker beside me said I must have a natural ability for fleeing. I fled so fast. The fastest. The most spectacular fleeing.” https://t.co/NhUShFirJb
— Jack Latimore (@LatimoreJack) June 1, 2020
We are a nation in pain right now, but we must not allow this pain to destroy us.
As President, I will help lead this conversation — and more importantly, I will listen, just as I did today visiting the site of last night’s protests in Wilmington. pic.twitter.com/0h2ApbKT0C
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 31, 2020
— Steve Belovarich (@iplayitofflegit) June 1, 2020