A D.C. man attempted to breach security at the White House Tuesday morning and said he plans to continue to try to meet President Donald Trump.
Dirk Renard Estes was carrying a Bible and had a dog with him when he moved a security barrier outside the entry gate for the East Wing, according to an affidavit from a U.S. Secret Service officer.
“U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division personnel arrested a male subject after he moved a temporary security barrier (bike rack) outside the White House Complex and crossed into restricted space," the Secret Service said in a statement.
Estes said he adored Trump and was adamant in his desire to meet him.
When told it wouldn’t be possible to meet the president, he smiled and said, “I’ll just keep trying,” according to the affidavit.
The Secret Service arrested him and charged him with unlawful entry. No court date has been set.
Estes has a criminal history and may have been wearing a D.C. correctional bracelet, according to the affidavit.