Economist Stephen Moore said Sunday that he experienced a similar situation to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) while leaving the Republican National Convention Thursday night.
While a good portion of the RNC was virtual, several speeches, including President Trump's closing speech, was given to a crowd on the grounds of the White House.
Outside of the White House, protestors held demonstrations expressing their discontent with Trump as president and outrage over Kenosha, Wis., police shooting Jacob Blake, a Black man, in the back seven times at close range in front of his three children on Sunday afternoon.
The conservative senator tweeted early Friday morning that he and his wife were attacked by an "angry mob" as they were leaving the White House.
Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House. Thank you to @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob.- Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 28, 2020
Video of the incident does show D.C. police escorting Paul and his wife away from the White House as protesters heckled and jeered at him.
D.C. police officers had to escort @RandPaul to the Hotel Washington as dozens of demonstrators followed and jeered him. At least one person is being treated by protest medics for what appears to be an OC spray injury. pic.twitter.com/fOrKQ2C29D- Clarence Williams (@nu1wcf) August 28, 2020
"When I walked out of the [White House] ... the security guard said, 'Be careful out there.' I didn't know what he meant," Moore told radio host John Catsimatidis on WABC 770 AM. I went about three or four blocks from the White House ... and I walked right into a Black Lives Matter rally. And it was very similar to the experience Rand Paul had."
Moore, who has advised the Trump White House on economic policy, added: "There were many, many [convention attendees] who were being harassed. It was a very dangerous situation. They started screaming lewd and vile things at me."
John Catsimatidis is an investor in The Hill.