US President Donald Trump spent an hour at the White House bunker
The US president Donald Trump spent almost an hour in the underground shelter on Friday, an anonymous source has revealed to US media.
The protesters near in Washington DC resorted to shouting, throwing water bottles and other objects at the line of officers, and attempting to break through the metal barriers.
As protests intensified near the White House, the New York Times reports that, “Secret Service agents abruptly rushed the president to the underground bunker used in the past during terrorist attacks.”
“The president and his family were rattled by their experience on Friday night, according to several advisers,” the Times report said.
Sky News also reports that the incident confirmed by an anonymous administration official. However, it is not clear if the US first lady, Melania Trump, was also inside the bunker, or the couple's 14-year-old son, Barron.
The second source told CNN that "if the condition at the White House is elevated to RED and the President is moved" to the Emergency Operations Center "Melania Trump, Barron Trump and any other first family members would be moved as well."
Protests and riots have taken place across the US after George Floyd, an unarmed black man died after being pinned down by a white police office.