Video has emerged of the man shot by Secret Service Monday afternoon, said to be a -year-old who walked up to an agent and told them he had a weapon. He made a "drawing motion" and "crouched into a shooter stance" before he was fired upon.
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In the latest indication of just how chaotic things are becoming in America, on a day when the city of Chicago is being overrun by violent criminal gangs, President Trump was abruptly pulled from the podium at the start of Monday night's WH press briefing.
BREAKING: Secret Service just delivered the President a message that prompted him to cut his press briefing and immediately leave.— Weijia Jiang (@weijia) August 10, 2020
Trump left the podium after a Secret Service agent appeared to speak to say something to him privately. Another agent outside the room locked the doors. No reasons were given. Rumors of a lockdown and shots fired surged through the crowd.
However, Trump soon returned, and explained that a shooting had just taken place outside the White House.
"There was a shooting outside of the White House," Trump said. "There was an actual shooting and somebody's been taken to the hospital."
He added that Fox News reporter John Roberts had heard two gunshots. Asked if he was rattled, Trump replied "do I seem rattled?"
Favorite moment after @potus reports on armed suspect outside @whitehouse being taken down:— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) August 10, 2020
Rattled journalist asks @realdonaldtrump: "Are you rattled?
Totally calm and unshaken @realdonaldtrump: Shrugs. "Do I look rattled?"
An individual was shot by the Secret Service outside the White House at 17th and Pennsylvania. The armed suspect has been taken to a nearby hospital.
Reporters at the briefing tweets photos of locked doors and generally sounded more panicked than the situation probably warranted. And especially since so many of them have actively supported violent rioters and looters.
Locked Briefing Room Doors. pic.twitter.com/nW6BlHfo2T— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) August 10, 2020
Some found humor in this discrepancy.
media tomorrow: peaceful armed protester attempts to infiltrate white house premises— Logan Hall (@loganclarkhall) August 10, 2020
How long before the left starts looting and rioting to show support for the crazed armed gunman that was just shot outside of the White House?— Alex Bruesewitz (@alexbruesewitz) August 10, 2020
Watch a live feed below.
BREAKING: Returning to the White House briefing room, President Trump says that there was a shooting outside the White House.https://t.co/vZakCoaJES— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 10, 2020