US President Donald Trump said he did not hide in the bunker during the protests at the White House, but only “examined him” several times.
It is reported by the BBC.
On June 1, it was reported that secret services led Trump into the bunker during protests near the White House.
But Trump says that was not the case. He claims that he really went to the bunker, but for a short time and only for verification.
“This is not true … I was there (in the bunker) for a very short time. And I went there two or three times, and then to check, because in the future it may be necessary, ”Trump said.
As a result of protests and clashes between civilians and the police, Trump suggested that the military put things in order, but the head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper, did not support this.
Trump also responded to criticism regarding his photo with the Bible in his hands. So that the president could get to the church located opposite the White House, the police had to disperse the protesters. He assures that this was not, since he did not give an appropriate order.
“I did not say: remove them. I didn’t even know what was there … Especially since most of the religious leaders liked my gesture (photo with the Bible), ”Trump said.
Commenting on the issue of racial skirmishes, Trump said that Americans should not rely on presidential candidate Joe Biden to do more for racial minorities. He stated that during his cadence, “more was done for black Americans than Biden did in 43 years.”
Recall, on May 28, in Minneapolis (Minnesota, USA) protests and clashes with law enforcement agencies broke out. On the night of May 29, protesters in Minneapolis burned down a police station.
On May 30, a number of protesters staged pogroms in stores. Already on June 1, protests after the murder by police of black American George Floyd swept the whole country. Also, protests took place in Berlin and London.