President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied reports that he retreated to the underground bunker beneath the White House last Friday night as protests outside the executive mansion escalated, insisting he only visited the secure facility for a brief time during the day for the purposes of “inspection.”
“It was a false report. I wasn’t down. I went down during the day, and I was there for a tiny, little, short period of time. And it was much more for an inspection. There was no problem during the day,” Trump told “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade on his Fox News radio show.
The president went on to argue that any “problems” posed by the protesters would have come “during the night, not during the day,” and said that although he “read about it like a big thing, it was never a problem. We never had a problem. Nobody ever came close to giving us a problem.”