Pres Trump Asks “Do I Seem Rattled?” After Returning To Briefing Room & Confirms Shooting Outside Of WH

[Image source: C-SPAN video screenshot. Fox News video screenshot. The Freedom Times compilation].

During a White House Coronavirus Taskforce press briefing on Monday, the Commander in Chief was abruptly escorted out out of the briefing room just a few minutes after taking the podium.

President Donald Trump quickly returned to tell reporters, “There was a shooting outside of the White House.”

President Trump being escorted out of the White House briefing room:

The Commander in Chief returned to the White House briefing room to tell reporters what he knew about the situation.

He said: “There was a shooting outside of the White House and it seems to be very well under control. I’d like to thank the secret service for doing– they’re always quick and very effective work. But there was an actual shooting, and somebody’s been taken to the hospital. I don’t know the condition of the person. It seems the person was shot by secret service, so we’ll see what happens.”

The president said he did not know the details as he had just found out, but confirmed it was “outside of the White House”. He added: “They’ll have details for you in a little while”. Video Below

“It seems that the shooting was done by law enforcement at that person, at the suspect” the president said. “It was the suspect that was shot.”

Asked if he “was rattled by this at all”, the Commander in Chief told the reporter, “I don’t know? Do I seem rattled?”

*Update at 6:09 PM Central. Video footage surfaced of law enforcement outside of the White House controlling the situation: