The Insider reports:
President Donald Trump made a bizarre claim Tuesday, without evidence, that protesters against police brutality in Minnesota and Chicago threw cans of “tuna fish and soup” at law enforcement officers.
At his campaign rally in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, Trump alleged that protesters in Minnesota and Chicago had wielded cans, specifically the brands Goya Foods and Bumble Bee Seafoods.
“They go out and buy tuna fish and soup… they go out and buy Goya because they throw it, they throw it, it’s the perfect weight. Tuna fish, they can really rip it right, and that hits you, it’s true. Bumble Bee brand tuna,” Trump said.
Bumble Bee, it’s worth noting, publicly opposed Trump’s 2018 tariffs on China. Their main competitor, StarKist, supported the tariffs.
Trump on protesters at PA rally: “They go out and buy tuna fish and soup…they throw it. It’s the perfect weight, tuna fish, they can really rip it…And that hits you…Bumble Bee brand tuna…and [the cops] are not allowed to fight back…”
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) September 23, 2020
Eat em. Don’t throw em.
— Bumble Bee Seafoods (@BumbleBeeFoods) September 23, 2020
Bumble Bee, Starkist, and Chicken of the Sea are all trending right now because the President of the United States is a fucking idiot.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) September 23, 2020