On Friday night time as protests within the US rage for a fourth night time and began to inch nearer and nearer to the White Home, President Donald Trump retreated to a safe presidential bunker which hadn’t been used for the reason that days after 9/11.
The demonstrations have been sparked by the dying of 46-year-old black man George Floyd who died by the hands of police final Monday.
A video exhibits white police officer Derek Chauvin pushing down on Floyd’s neck together with his knee because the unarmed man breathlessly repeats: “I can’t breathe.”
Watch: Donald Trump has addressed the nation after the seventh night time of protests. Put up continues after video.
A whole bunch gathered exterior Trump’s government mansion, a few of them throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades.
In keeping with experiences, the temper within the White Home was “rattled” and the chants of protestors could possibly be heard by the halls.
Late on Friday night, Secret Service officers abruptly moved the president underground, The New York Occasions experiences.
He spent about an hour within the ‘bunker’, designed to be used in emergencies similar to terrorist assaults. It’s not identified whether or not first woman Melania Trump and the couple’s 14-year-old son, Barron, joined him.
After his night underground, Trump emerged on Saturday morning to boast on Twitter: “I used to be inside, watched each transfer, and couldn’t have felt extra secure.”
Nice job final night time on the White Home by the U.S. @SecretService. They weren’t solely completely skilled, however very cool. I used to be inside, watched each transfer, and couldn’t have felt extra secure. They let the “protesters” scream & rant as a lot as they wished, however every time somebody….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Might 30, 2020