Attorney General William Barr told Fox News reports that President Donald Trump was moved to an underground bunker located at the White House for his safety when protests for racial justice had gotten violent. 

Barr contradicted Trump’s initial claim that he visited the bunker for an “inspection.”

“Things were so bad that the Secret Service recommended the president go down to the bunker,” the attorney general said. “We can’t have that in our country. So, the decision was made, we had to move the perimeter one block. That is what we were doing.”

However, despite Barr’s claim, Trump denied having gone to the bunker by order of the Secret Service. “I went down during the day and I was there for a tiny, little, short period of time and it was much more for inspection,” Trump said. “These problems are during the night, not during the day.”

Trump said that the Secret Service told him to, “go down, take a look, because maybe sometime you’re going to need it.”

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