- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 1, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) - A mouse fell out of the White House ceiling Tuesday and onto a surprised reporter, creating much scrambling, screaming and snark.

Peter Alexander, White House correspondent for NBC News, was the initial victim. He tweeted: “In other news: A mouse literally fell out of the ceiling in our White House booth and landed on my lap.”

A small army of reporters, producers and cameramen unsuccessfully went on the hunt in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in hopes of shooing the little thing away midmorning.


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The event created a social media stir. NBC News reporter Shannon Pettypiece tweeted: “The most excitement in the White House briefing room in months.”

Supporters and detractors of the president quickly weighed in via Twitter to give their interpretation, much of it unkind.



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