Loud explosions over the White House - Trump hiding inside bunker as people run for cover (VIDEO)
It's hard to explain exactly everything that is happening at and around the White House right now. People are reporting explosions and uploading videos from their smartphones to describe the chaos, while running away from the scene.
It is also being reported that President Trump may be in a bunker right now as all the lights are out inside the White House.
The Associated Press reported that Trump definitely retreated to the bunker on Friday night due to the protests so it's extremely likely given tonight's explosion that's also the case.
People are also saying that there is a lot of smoke visible over Trump's residence.
Lots of “explosions” smells like fireworks. Car is on fire outside the White house pic.twitter.com/1XgOzytxcs— Rob Lowe (@GetDown_LOWE) June 1, 2020
MSNBC is covering the event and there is coverage of "explosions, fires," and a "reporter being hit."
The George Floyd protests have appeared to escalate even further than what they were on Saturday night, which were also very violent.
We are searching frantically for more information as the breaking news reports come in. For some reason, the lights on the outside of the White House are not coming on while all of this is happening.
Lights that usually illuminate exterior of the WH have been turned off. pic.twitter.com/mHfUEhT4Xd— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 1, 2020
Some are calling this a "war zone."
It looks like a war zone outside the White House pic.twitter.com/FRn1tC3KCP— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) June 1, 2020
There are also fires spreading to the trees in front of the White House.
A helicopter with coverage of Washington D.C. from above captured how bad the situation is.
Smoke from multiple fires rising up in front of the Washington Monument #Chopper4 looking south from Maryland, White House center screen. #BreakingNews @nbcwashington #protests2020 #GeorgeFloydProtests pic.twitter.com/WNtPkgYCtD— Brad Freitas (@Chopper4Brad) June 1, 2020
The more we watch how bad the situation is on the ground, the likelier it is that President Trump and his family are indeed in the bunker. The guardhouse in front of the White House has been set on fire. The police are now gassing the crowd in an attempt to hold them back.
The guardhouse at the White House has been set on fire. The police rushes forward and gassed the crowd. pic.twitter.com/Hi9XcSbpiJ— Eric Angelo (@MrEricAngelo) June 1, 2020
Something like this has rarely, if ever, happened in America's history. Trump is losing re-election by the minute as all this occurs.
We will provide updates.