FoxNews.com reports that
President Trump on Monday was abruptly escorted away from the White House briefing room just a few minutes after taking the podium for a press briefing, but quickly returned to tell reporters, “There was a shooting outside of the White House.”
Describing what he knew about the situation, the president said it “seems” an armed person was shot by Secret Service and had been taken to the hospital.
The Secret Service provided details of the shooting in a tweet late Monday. A 51-year-old male allegedly approached a Uniformed Division officer who was standing at his post on the corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House. The man told the agent he had a weapon and, while he approached, took off in a sprint and “in a drawing motion, withdrew an object from his clothing,” the statement read.
“The suspect then crouched into a shooter’s stance as if about to fire a weapon,” the statement read. At that point, the agent fired his weapon and struck the subject in the torso.
That intersection is right outside the White House grounds.
The Secret Service said in a tweet that a male subject and a USSS officer were both transported to a local hospital. “At no time during this incident was the White House complex breached or were any protectees in danger,” the agency said, adding the investigation is ongoing.
A law enforcement source told Fox News it appears the wounds to the suspect in the officer-involved shooting are not fatal.
There was a brief, joint press conference late Monday night with the Secret Service and the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department that stressed that the investigation was in its early stages. City police will play a supporting role.
On Monday afternoon, several minutes after initially taking the podium, someone – who appeared to be a Secret Service agent – told the president shots had been fired outside before Trump stopped and walked out of the room.
“Excuse me?” the president said to the agent before exiting.
Fox News’ John Roberts reported hearing the sound of gunshots outside the White House as the briefing began.
After returning to the podium, Trump said a shooting took place outside the premises of the White House near the fence. He said more information would be released later.
The president said he was not taken to the White House bunker, but was rather ushered to the Oval Office.
When a reporter asked the president, “Are you rattled by this at all, Mr. President?” Trump replied, “Do I seem rattled?”
The president then moved on to discussing other issues, including the stock market and the coronavirus crisis.
Multiple sources told Fox News there is no believed threat to the Capitol after the White House incident.
After the president’s remarks, the White House was still on lockdown, with press told to stay in the briefing room. By 7:30 p.m., the lockdown had been lifted.
After almost four years, the Main Stream Media are still desperately trying to bring down President Donald J. Trump. Publishing unsubstantiated lie after unsubstantiated lie in order to assuage their own hurt feelings about their failure to aid lousy Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton in her quest to become the 45th President of the United States of America hasn’t worked.
Neither has attempting to continuously interrupting him in press conferences and briefings, like the Far Left Radicals are once again telling them to.
The depth of their grief and the blind rage of their ensuing temper tantrum has, without a doubt, wiped out any vestiges of journalistic integrity that remained after decades of being the Propaganda Arm of the Democratic Party.
President Trump will never be able to please the Main Stream Media.
Nor should he have to.
The Presidency of the United States of America is the most important leadership position on the Face of God’s Green Earth.
The Main Stream Media knows that.
As I have noted before, Trump has made the Media look tremendously naïve and stupid on several occasions, in scenes reminiscent of Lucy Van Pelt promising to hold the football for Charlie Brown to kick, only to pull it away at the last minute leaving a helpless Charlie Brown to wipe out, tumbling head over heels.
The Main Stream Media are no longer in control of the dissemination of the news…and they know it.
Between Trump’s playing them like the late great Charlie Daniels used to play a fiddle and average Americans becoming their own reporters through the use of Social Media, “professional journalists” have watched their influence over the daily lives of Americans dwindle and diminish right before their very eyes.
Unfortunately, the lies will just keep on coming from both the Democratic Party and their Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media.
Like the attention-seeking spoiled brats that they are, the Main Stream Media believe that they can get away with anything.
So does the Far Left radicals like Antifa and BLM after sineless DEmocrat Politicians have allowed them to riot, disrespect the police and law and order in general, while tearing up our major cities and beating up innocent Americans.
It appears that the spoiled ungrateful brats who are calling themselves Antifa and BLM, and who frequent websites like Bomber Bill Ayers’ “RefuseFascism.org, are moving into attack mode against President Trump, reminiscent of the actions of Vladimir Lenin and his Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution.
It is time for those in authority to stop these “New Bolsheviks” before average Americans start taking things into their own hands.
That would not be pretty…but it WOULD be quite satisfying.
Until He Comes,