Brian Kilmeade

Politics • American • US
Trump says he didn't hide in bunker but inspected it
President Donald J. Trump at St. John’s Episcopal Church, on June 1, 2020
President Donald J. Trump at St. John’s Episcopal Church, on June 1, 2020 Credit: The White House from Washington, DC / Public domain

Over the weekend, it was reported that President Trump, alongside Melania and son Barron, were brought to the White House underground bunker amid protests outside the White House. On Wednesday, Trump appeared on the Brian Kilmeade Show on Fox News, where he claimed to not have hidden in the bunker but rather inspected it for. Trump said he was only there for a "tiny, short little period of time" and he visited the bunker a couple of times before "all for inspection".

Asked he was asked by the Secret Service to "go downstairs" for his protection, Trump said: "No, they didn’t tell me that at all, but they said it would be a good time to go down, to take a look, because maybe some time you’re going to need it… I looked, I was down for a very, very short period of time… a whole group of people went with me, as an inspecting factor."