Trump's 'inspection' excuse for bunker visit sets off howls of laughter
President Donald Trump takes a moment before taking the stage during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 29, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley)

President Donald Trump denied reports that he was whisked away to the White House's underground bunker, and his excuse prompted widespread ridicule.

The president insisted he only went to down to the bunker for a brief Friday-night inspection, adding that he'd visited the bunker only "two and a half times," but his claims didn't fly with many social media users.