Trump Claim: I Wasn't Hiding In The Bunker, I Was Inspecting It
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he was not whisked away to a White House bunker over concerns for his safety amid growing protests in Washington but in order to visit the bunker for an “inspection.”
Trump made the remark during a Fox News radio interview with Brian Kilmeade.
The president countered reports that he was “hiding in a White House bunker” last week, saying: “They said it would be a good time to go down and take a look because maybe sometime you’re going to need it.”
Trump said it was "much more for an inspection" than a safety measure.
The Fox News interview was not Trump's first attempt to push back on the narrative that he has hidden inside as protests rage in Washington.
Trump’s decision to exit the White House on Monday for a stroll to the nearby St. John’s Church for a photo op — a move that resulted in the forcible removal of peaceful protesters in Lafayette Park and at the church — reportedly was made after the president became angry over reports that he was hiding in a bunker.