President Trump held a press conference Monday afternoon about pandemic response and preparing for the November election. After a few minutes, a secret service agent apparently approached the president and they both left the room. FNC’s Chad Pergram and John Roberts report:
Colleague John Roberts rpts he heard two pops outside the WH just before the President was removed from the briefing room by USSS
– Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) August 10, 2020
President Trump returned a few minutes later and confirmed their reporting. Trump said about resuming the briefing that he “didn’t even think about not coming back out” before continuing to discuss the stock market.
BREAKING: President Trump abruptly ends briefing and leaves briefing room after a Secret Service agent told the president he needed to leave.
Shannon Pettypiece: I have never seen anything like that happen before. pic.twitter.com/If2h4oNGif
– Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) August 10, 2020
Abrupt end to President Trump’s news conference. The president had been speaking less than 3 minutes. pic.twitter.com/kiJkSl33mc
– CSPAN (@cspan) August 10, 2020