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Trump was rushed to the Presidential Bunker on Saturday

Trump was rushed to the Presidential Bunker on Saturday

By Semi Turaga
Monday 01/06/2020
Trump praised the Secret Service the next day for its handling of the protests outside the White House on Saturday in the wake of George Floyd's death last week in Minneapolis. [Image: US News]

As protesters gathered outside the White House, US President Donald Trump was briefly taken to the underground bunker for a period of time on Saturday.

CNN is reporting the incident based on a White House official and a law enforcement source.

Trump was there for a little under an hour before being brought upstairs.

It's unclear if first lady Melania Trump and Barron Trump were also taken down with him.

Trump praised the Secret Service the next day for its handling of the protests outside the White House on Saturday in the wake of George Floyd's death last week in Minneapolis.

Police in the US are struggling to control arson, damage, and looting following the death of George Floyd in Police custody.

In the video footage, the Police officer can be seen kneeling on Floyd's neck for several minutes.

Floyd repeatedly says that he is unable to breathe.

Huge demonstrations have taken place in at least 30 cities across the US. Several US cities have imposed curfews.

The Floyd case has reignited US anger over police killings of black Americans.

It follows the high-profile cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner in New York, and others that have driven the Black Lives Matter movement.

Three other officers present at the time have also since been sacked.

[Source: CNN/BBC]

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