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Report: Secret Service Rushed Trump to White House Bunker During Floyd Protest

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By    |   Sunday, 31 May 2020 09:03 PM

The U.S. Secret Service was so concerned about the safety of President Donald Trump and his family that they were whisked into a bunker under the White House Friday night as protesters descended on the building.

According to The New York Times, hundreds of people were gathering outside the White House gates Friday evening and the Secret Service and U.S. Park Police were growing concerned. A barrier near the Treasury Department building, which is next to the White House, was penetrated as people protested the killing of a black man by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25.

Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were rushed down to the Presidential Emergency Operations Center, which is also where former Vice President Dick Cheney was taken during the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

Former President George W. Bush also utilized the bunker during the Sept. 11 crisis. Since then, it's been fortified to withstand a passenger jet crashing into it, the Times reported.

The newspaper claimed that the First Family was shaken up by how close the protesters got to the White House, which was placed on lockdown.

Saturday morning, however, Trump posted a series of tweets about the previous evening, saying he "couldn't have felt more safe."

He added that if the protesters would have managed to breach the White House fence, "they would have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen. That's when people would have been really badly hurt, at least."

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The U.S. Secret Service was so concerned about the safety of President Donald Trump and his family that they were whisked into a bunker under the White House Friday night as protesters descended on the building.According to The New York Times, hundreds of people were...
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