- President Trump has explained why he was taken to the underground bunker in the White House
- The United States president said he was not taken to the bunker to be shielded from protesters as the media claimed
- According to Trump, he visited the bunker because the Secret Service told it would be a good time to look at it because he might need it someday
President Donald Trump of the United States has admitted he was taken the bunker underneath the White House on Friday, May 29.
The US president, however, denied that he was taken to the underground bunker to shield him from danger in the heat of the tumultuous protests in Washington D.C.
Fox News reports that Trump claimed he went to the bunker for an inspection, adding that he went in the afternoon, not in the evening as had been reported.
The president further said he was only in the bunker for a brief period and claimed the Secret Service had told him it would be a good time to look at the bunker because he might need it someday.
For the past several days, the United States, including its capital, has been filled with protesters objecting to the murder of George Floyd, an African American, by a white police officer.
Legit.ng had previously reported that President Trump was briefly taken to an underground bunker in the White House after rioters gathered outside the premises housing the US president and his family.
A source in the White House disclosed that the president was in the underground bunker for a little under an hour before being brought upstairs.
A law enforcement source and another source familiar with the matter also told CNN that the first lady, Melania Trump and their son, Barron, were also taken to the bunker.
The incident was said to have occurred on Friday night when protests erupted outside the White House over the police killing of Floyd in the US city of Minneapolis.
More than 50 secret service officers were injured on Sunday night, May 31, by rioters throwing bottles and Molotov cocktails.
An official told the Fox News that groups are planting cars filled with incendiary materials for future use.
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It was earlier reported that Derek Chauvin, a US police officer, who was seen in a video kneeling on the neck of a black man, Floyd, had been charged with murder.
This followed widespread protests over his death. Floyd was arrested for allegedly using a fake $20 note in a shop.
In another report, popular Nigerian singer Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid has been vocal amidst the recent happenings in the world and he just used his platform to speak up once again.
Wizkid on Monday, June 1, took to his page on microblogging platform Twitter to call out the Nigerian and US presidents.
According to the Joro crooner, both President Muhammadu Buhari and President Trump are the same individuals.
Wizkid said the only difference between the two world leaders is that one of them is very skilled and vocal when it comes to using social media app, Twitter.