BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump is escorted from White House press conference minutes after he began speaking by Secret Service agent who whispered in his ear
- President Donald Trump was escorted from his press conference
- A Secret Service agent came in the room, whispered to him and lead him out
- Unclear what happened
President Donald Trump was escorted from his press conference on Monday less than five minutes after it began when a Secret Service agent stepped into the briefing room and whispered in his ear.
It’s unclear what the agent said or why the president was escorted from the press briefing. Secret Service agents screen all the reporters ahead of the event and lock down the room before the president enters with agents standing at all its entry points.
President Trump did not respond to reporter questions about what was happening.
Reporters in the briefing room indicated the room was being locked down, which is standard procedure when there is a security breach.
Police could be seen outside the press briefing area, which sits in the West Wing of the White House.