Trump escorted from briefing after shooting outside White House

Trump escorted from briefing after shooting outside White House

  • Secret Service agent approached president and told him to leave room soon after news conference started
  • ‘Do I look rattled?’ Trump asks in response to reporter’s question about incident

US President Donald Trump was escorted from his daily coronavirus news briefing at the White House on Monday, later saying a shooting had occurred just outside the White House.

Just as the president was delivering his opening remarks to his usual briefing, a Secret Service agent approached the president and told him to leave the briefing room.

Trump unhurriedly followed the agent out, and the White House quickly shut down its live stream of the briefing.

Just a few minutes later, Trump returned to the briefing room, saying there had been a shooting outside the White House. The president said the Secret Service shot someone who was then taken to a hospital.

Trump did not have any details on the shooting except that the person was armed.