When a man jumped the White House fence on August 2nd and was taken down by the Secret Service, John Kings program was already broadcasting live from the location. King commented:
Now you see, if you are ever thinking about this, the inevitable result if you hop that fence. … One of the things we dont like to do is give too much coverage to this if it is a political stunt, it would encourage somebody else to do it. So were going to turn away from this for now and come back to our coverage. … You never know what happens if you come down here. But the Secret Service, as always, performing quickly and admirably to bring it to a close.
He later told Don Lemon:
We usually dont give these things any coverage, Don, because political stunts can happen, people trying to make a political statement, who want to be on television, jump the fence. Because we were on live television, from the White House, what had happened we did show it.