Trump denies sheltering in White House bunker

US president, Donald Trump
Ernest Sunday

Donald Trump has denied sheltering in White House bunker as masses protesting George Floyd's death stormed the white house. He claimed he'd gone down but only during the day, not the night, as reported, just for inspection.

The protest against George Floyd's death and racism increased more on Sunday in the United States as protesters went straight to White House to agitate for justice, crowds were battling with police officers and setting fires in Lafayette Square. The Church of St. John's was also reportedly damaged by protesters. Reports were claiming that Trump was taken to the bunker.

According to The New York Times, it said that an unidentified source described as having direct knowledge, Secret Service bodyguards took Trump into the bunker on Friday night. While according to Fox News, Trump was taken to the bunker on Sunday.

The report on Trump sheltering in the bunker sparked online with people making a mockery of the United States President; this made Trump take a walk across Lafayette park visiting the damaged St. John's Church.

On Wednesday, Trump denied the reports from media that he was taken down the bunker of the white house for his safety as protesters were outside the White House.

"It was a false report," he told Fox News radio, before elaborating that he did go into the secure area but only for a "tiny, little, short period time."

"You go there; someday you may need it. You go there; I went down. I looked at it. It was during the day. It was not a problem," he said.

"I read about it, like a big thing. There was never a problem; we never had a problem; nobody ever came close to giving us a problem. The Secret Service does an unbelievable job of maintaining control of the White House," he said.

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