A white car suddenly comes speeding out of a think stand of trees right toward the motorcade of President Trump as it passes by in Springfield, Missouri, a video posted on YouTube on Wednesday shows.
But if the driver was planning on ramming the president's limousine, the plan wasn't very well thought out. The car bashes into a concrete drain culvert and gets turned sideways, ending up on the grassy strip on the side of the road.
“Oh my gosh! Look at that car that just came out of the woods,” says one man watching as Trump’s limo passes by.
“That car right there just drove out of the woods!” he says.
A short time later, a car with flashing lights makes a U-turn to check on the car and its occupants.
But the YouTube post appears to be a bit of fake news. "Vehicle attempts to ram Presidential Motorcade in Springfield, MO," the post was headlined — and it's been viewed more than 200,000 times.
"The man who took the video, Clayte Hefner, was outside his work and took the video just trying to catch the motorcade. He saw two women inside the car as it rolled out of the woods. The car hit the ditch and was disabled," OzarksFirst.com wrote.
"Springfield police said the woman's brakes malfunctioned as she was coming out of the Bass Pro call center and warehouse on Kearney St."
But ramming the presidential limo wouldn't exactly work, anyway. "The Beast," as it's known, weighs 20,000 pounds and has armor plating 8 inches thick. Its doors weigh as much as those on a Boeing 757 airplane. The windows are five inches thick and bulletproof and the bus-size Goodyear tires are Kevlar-reinforced and can run even when flat.