President Donald Trump was taken to a White House bunker for shelter Friday night when protesters around the White House began to become violent. The information was also confirmed by a White House official, as well as by a law enforcement source.
The atmosphere in the White House was tense on Friday as protesters gathered at the gate, shouted at the president and even threw stones and bottles. At one point, worried about the president's safety, Secret Service agents quickly took the White House chief to an underground bunker that was also used during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It is unclear what alerted him. agencies in charge of guarding the president. On Friday night, violent protesters managed to briefly break into the Treasury Department, whose headquarters are located near the White House.
Donald Trump sat in the bunker for less than an hour, after which he was taken upstairs. In the end, the agents decided that the president was not really in danger.
First Lady Melania Trump and their son, Barron Trump, also accompanied the president to the bunker, according to the security protocol. The Emergency Operations Center is located underground in the eastern wing of the White House.
What is certain is that the next day, Saturday, the president had on Twitter some threatening messages addressed to the protesters, some finding the language used by Donald Trump really shocking.
On the other hand, scared by the protests, Melania Trump would have decided at the last moment not to come on Saturday night with the president at the Kennedy Space Center to see the launch of the SpaceX mission.
The president did not appear in public on Sunday, preferring to fight on Twitter with his critics, although, he was advised to address the nation in a televised message and told him that the messages transmitted on the social network only pour more gas over the fire.