‘All Out Brawl’ Breaks Out As White House Press Secretary Gets Bruised Up By North Korea Security Guards
A tense moment erupted after newly appointed White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham got bruised in a scuffle with North Korean guards as President Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Tensions escalated after the guards tried to prevent U.S. reporters from entering a room inside the Freedom House in South Korea as Trump and Kim began their meeting, The Guardian reports.
White House and foreign affairs correspondents tweeted about the encounter, saying Grisham got into a struggle with North Korean guards to ensure that reporters had access to the meeting.
“New WH Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham got into a scuffle with the North Koreans to move members of the WH press pool into position to cover Trump and Kim, I’m told,” CNN’s Jim Acosta tweeted. “Grisham was a bit bruised. Source called it ‘an all out brawl.'”
Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs shared a picture of Grisham’s scuffle with North Korean security, adding that the scuffle resulted in “body blows.”
It remains unclear if Grisham received any significant injuries from the encounter. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.
Trump on Sunday made history by becoming the first U.S. president to step foot onto North Korean soil. The occasion came as Trump met with Kim to restart stalled nuclear talks.
The two met for nearly one hour at the Freedom House on the South Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone.
New WH Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham got into a scuffle with the North Koreans to move members of the WH press pool into position to cover Trump and Kim, I’m told. Grisham was a bit bruised. Source called it “an all out brawl.”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 30, 2019
To add to madcap day at DMZ, the North Korean security was a little overzealous, at times trying to block US reporters’ view.
New WH press secretary Stephanie Grisham threw herself into it to make sure the US TV camera got into House of Freedom, and it came to body blows. pic.twitter.com/LYWhbJFkF5
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 30, 2019
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