Trump Abruptly Escorted from White House Briefing After Shots Fired Nearby

U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent just after the start of a White House media briefing Monday afternoon because of a shooting outside the building. Trump returned to the briefing room lectern minutes later and said, “There was an actual shooting and somebody’s been taken to the hospital.”The shots were fired by law enforcement, according to the president, who said he believed the person who was shot was armed.  Reporters and photographers remain in the briefing room. U.S. Secret Service Police stand outside the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, in Washington, as a news conference by President Donald Trump was paused, Aug. 10, 2020.Asked by a reporter if he was rattled by the extraordinary event, he responded. “I don’t know. Do I seem rattled?” Trump told reporters he gave no thought to not resuming the briefing once the Secret Service told him it was safe to do so.  

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