Just months after President Donald Trump attacked the city of Baltimore for being “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” White House reporters were sent into a panic Tuesday morning after a mouse fell from the ceiling of the press area and scurried into the briefing room.
NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander tweeted that a mouse “literally fell out of the ceiling in our White House booth and landed on my lap.”
In other news: A mouse literally fell out of the ceiling in our White House booth and landed on my lap.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) October 1, 2019
Reuters correspondent Steve Holland tweeted photos of White House reporters scrambling in the press room as they searched for the mouse as it ran for cover.
Mouse hunt in the White House press room pic.twitter.com/hRyZTR0kpn
— Steve Holland (@steveholland1) October 1, 2019
NBC News producer Shannon Pettypiece tweeted a video showing the mouse running behind tables and equipment as it remained uncaptured.
— Shannon Pettypiece (@spettypi) October 1, 2019
— Elyse PG (@elysepg) October 1, 2019
The mouse made its way from the office area into the White House press briefing room.
“Chase underway,” tweeted CNBC correspondent Eamon Javers.
Status update: a mouse has escaped the office area, now running free in WH press briefing room. Chase underway. pic.twitter.com/UzhnCeBSD8
— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) October 1, 2019
Baltimore residents joined dozens of Twitter users in highlighting Trump’s July attack on their city as “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”
….As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
@realDonaldTrump Says Baltimore is rodent infested. However, why did a mouse fall from the ceiling onto a reporters leg today in the White House briefing room? This is not the first time. Years ago @edhenry swatted one that fell from the ceiling and hit his keyboard.
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) October 1, 2019
Glad to be in Baltimore and not in the rodent infested White House.
— Jon Rottenberg (@BaltimoreJon) October 1, 2019