U.S.President Donald Trump was rushed to the bunker as protesters surrounded the White House on Friday, the New York Times has reported.
Though it was only a few hundred people, far smaller to the crowd marching through the streets of Washington, D.C. on Sunday, the Secret Service did not take any chances.
The Secret Service hasn’t said what prompted them to take Trump to the underground bunker on Friday.
However, there is a protocol to get him to safety if they feel the White House and the president are threatened.
The only other notorious use of the bunker was when Vice President Dick Cheney was brought on Sept. 11, 2001, as planes hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
The bunker has been designed to withstand the force of a passenger jet crashing into the White House above it.
Trump was reportedly “rattled” and spent the evening in the bunker with his family.
He “emerged on Saturday morning to boast that he never felt unsafe and vow to sic ‘vicious dogs’ and ‘ominous weapons’ on intruders.
Melania Trump, anxious about the protests, opted at the last minute not to travel to Florida for the rocket launch on Saturday,” said the Times.
After watching the SpaceX launch on Saturday, protesters approached the White House again.
Washington police blocked off roads for several blocks around the White House.
Trump then took to Twitter to attack the police for not helping the Secret Service.
Reported by Raw Story