President Donald Trump on Wednesday triggered an avalanche of mockery online after insisting that fear of protesters did not prompt him to be ushered into a White House bunker. Instead, Trump said that he visited the facility for an “inspection.”
During a Fox News radio interview with host Brian Kilmeade, Trump again threatened to use military forces against protesters.
“If they don’t get their act straightened out I will solve it. I’ll solve it fast,” he said.
The president also pushed back against reports that he was “hiding in a White House bunker” as protesters demonstrated outside.
“They said it would be a good time to go down and take a look because maybe sometime you’re going to need it,” the president said, adding that the visit was more of an “inspection.”
According to reports, Secret Service “rushed” the president into a bunker on Friday as protests over the death of George Floyd grew.
Read some of the responses to Trump’s comments below:
Trump tells Fox News radio he didn’t retreat into WH bunker for protection from potential intruders, but instead to examine the place.
“it was much more for the inspection,” Trump said
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) June 3, 2020
only thing he was inspecting in that bunker was his underwear for stains
— Bong Quixote (@pardonblack) June 3, 2020
😂🤣😂Who falls for this nonsense? Why did the WH go dark?
— DFincher (@D_fincher25) June 3, 2020
— Any functioning adult 2020 (@4hodags) June 3, 2020
Bless his heart.
— Kate C. Scattergood (@katescattergood) June 3, 2020
That’s like somebody running to their mama after their bullying has been challenged by somebody they tried to bully and saying they wanted to make sure nobody did anything to their mama.
— Mario Latilleon (@latilleon) June 3, 2020
That inspection took a long time being as he ate through all of the canned goods.
— #IBelieveBiden (@dianaarcher_14) June 3, 2020
— joey Laifer (@joeylaf) June 3, 2020
LMAO his ego is so damn fragile
— Jordan McRae (@jordan_mcrae_) June 3, 2020
We all know he hid in the bunker.
— Jimbo (@jimbonoles) June 3, 2020
I can’t 😂😂😂 the sad thing is people will BELIEVE this crap!
— Jeanette Doyle resister🌊 (@JeanetteAmodio) June 3, 2020
every single day he gives another dimension to the word "gaslighting"
— FrontRunner (@FrontRunner1987) June 3, 2020
Inspecting the Bunker on a Saturday night in the middle of a protest outside? oh ok.
— Suzanne Lindbergh (@suzannebuzz) June 3, 2020
And the protestors were gassed out of the park because they needed to cut the grass.
— John Rosevear (@john__rosevear) June 3, 2020
Go ahead, join the conversation.