Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the head of the budget office, Russell Vought, were evacuated from the press conference room by special forces along with Trump.
Fox News reported that shots were heard near the White House. She also explained that the press conference had been interrupted five minutes after it had started.
“The president was taken out of the conference room without giving any explanations to journalists. The president went to the Oval Office,” Reuters wrote.
Neither the identity of the perpetrator nor the circumstances of the attack have yet been revealed. President Trump only said that “as he understands, this person was armed.”
Trump addressed reporters when he returned to the conference room and also said he “feels very secure being protected by secret officials.”
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