On Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump was rushed out from the briefing room by Secret Service who informed him that a shooting had taken place.
Here’s the video.
Business Insider reports:
Trump had only spoken for a few moments before he was ushered out of the room.
The president returned to the briefing room moments later and announced there’d been a shooting near the White House. Trump said law enforcement shot a “suspect” and the person was being taken to a hospital.
“There was a shooting outside of the White House. And it seems very well under control,” Trump said. The president said no law enforcement were injured in the incident.
The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Insider. The Secret Service confirmed in a statement that an officer-involved shooting had occured between 17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave.
Trump said Secret Service took him to the Oval Office, not the bunker, when he was briefly removed from the briefing room.
Asked by reporters whether he felt threatened by the incident, Trump said he had the utmost confidence in his security team.
“No I feel very safe with the secret service, they’re fantastic people,” Trump said. “They’re the best of the best.”
The Secret Service can confirm there has been an officer involved shooting at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. Law enforcement officials are on the scene. More information to follow.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) August 10, 2020
The Sun added:
Law enforcement officials were still trying to determine the suspect’s motive.
The District of Columbia fire department said the man suffered serious or possibly critical injuries, the AP reported.
Authorities were investigating whether the individual has a history of mental illness, according to the outlet.
Meanwhile, insurrectionists are planning to siege the White House next month. As we reported on Sunday:
The Occupy anniversary arrives September 17th, 2020. And it may be the perfect day to trigger another global big-bang moment — a massive collective action of the sweetest kind of disobedience.
The why hardly needs recitation. Because, for these nine years, the shadows have only grown longer. Inequality has soared. Not a single Wall Street CEO spent a night in jail for his role in the 2008 financial meltdown. Politicians and corporate criminals continue to savage the public trust with impunity. And all the while, this howling void of a president, his sins too many to name, sits smugly atop a corona death-toll that may surpass two-hundred thousand Americans by Christmas.
It’s time again for dramatic, decisive action. Which is why, on September 17th, in the original and enduring spirit of Occupy, we and tens of thousands of our fellow citizens will stream into Lafayette Square, in Washington. D.C.
We will lay siege to the White House. And we will sustain it for exactly fifty days. This is the #WhiteHouseSiege.
A siege only works if it is sustained. We witnessed this — the multiplying power of a strategic occupation — nine years ago. You dig in, hold your ground, and the tension accumulates, amplifies, goes global.
Fifty days — September 17th to November 3rd.
Let us once again summon the sweet, revolutionary nonviolence that was our calling card in Zuccotti Park.
#WhiteHouseSiege will electrify the U.S. election season — and it doesn’t stop there. Drawing wind from #MeToo, #BLM, #ExtinctionRebellion, and protests against Trump’s lethal bungling of coronavirus, we’ll inspire a global movement of systemic change — a Global Spring — a cultural heave towards a new world order.
If I were those insurrectionists, I’d be rethinking my life and the consequences of what they are planning, and if the Secret Service is worth their salt, they will be checking on anyone pushing that agenda.
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