RUMP LIES LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE BREATHE
Trump admits he went to a secure bunker, but claims it was only for an inspection.
President Trump on Wednesday first denied and then acknowledged that he had gone to a secure bunker below the White House over the weekend as protesters demonstrated nearby. He said he went there for an “inspection,” rather than out of concern over his safety.
Mr. Trump has been irritated by news reports that he and his family were taken to the bunker while protests flared, and on Wednesday he was asked about the events in an interview with Brian Kilmeade of Fox News Radio.
“Well, it was a false report,” Mr. Trump said.
“I wasn’t down — I went down during the day, and I was there for a tiny little short period of time, and it was much more for an inspection, there was no problem during the day,” he added. He did not say which day.
That contradicted the accounts of other officials, , who told The New York Times that the Secret Service had rushed him to the bunker for his safety, not for an inspection, and that it occurred on Friday night, not during the day.
An official familiar with the events said the agents acted after the White House’s security status was changes to “red,” a warning of a heightened threat, amid the protests.