Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West‘s publicized pal and current president of the United States felt like his life was on the line today. President Donald Trump has come forward to confirm reports about being escorted from a a White House briefing Monday over a shooting.
Donald Trump Dodges Bullets At White House
On Monday, Trump made immediate headlines after getting rushed from his briefing room in the White House with media. To make things even worse, no explanation was provided to the media until he returned.
Trump had spoken for only a few moments before he was ushered out of the room. The president returned to the briefing room moments later and announced there’d been a shooting near the White House. Trump said law enforcement shot a “suspect” and the person was being taken to a hospital. “There was a shooting outside of the White House. And it seems very well under control,” Trump said. (Business Insider)
The Secret Service even relied on some Twitter fingers to keep Americans updated. While details are still scarce, an officer-involved incident ultimately sparked the shooting.
“The Secret Service can confirm there has been an officer involved shooting at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. Law enforcement officials are on the scene. More information to follow. … Update: the investigation into a USSS officer involved shooting is ongoing. A male subject and a USSS officer were both transported to a local hospital. At no time during this incident was the White House complex breached or were any protectees in danger.” -Secret Service’s Twitter
Wait, There’s More
A few days ago, Trump’s pal Kanye West made headlines for not making the minimum amount of signatures needed to appear on an Illinois presidential candidate ballot.
The Illinois native, running as an independent, reportedly fell short by 1,300 signatures according a state hearing officer who reviewed the number of nominations submitted by West’s party. In order to make the ballot, West had to submit 2,500 signatures, but Friday’s hearing officer only recorded 1,200 signatures. The official determination will be submitted on August 21, when the finalized ballot is announced by the Illinois State Board of Elections. (Fox News)
Earlier the same week, Kanye sent out a cryptic message about his goal of winning.
Before You Go
Last week, buzz developed about Kanye allegedly confirming his plan isn’t to win the presidency but to take away votes from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and help keep Donald Trump in office.
Amid various reports that Republican and Trump-affiliated political operatives are trying to get Kanye West onto various state ballots for November’s presidential election, the billionaire rap superstar indicated, in an interview by text today, that he was in fact running to siphon votes from the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden. Asked about that directly, West said that rather than running for president, he was “walking,” quickly adding that he was “walking . . . to win.” (Forbes)