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Ready…Aim…Tuna! Trump Claims Police Being Assaulted with Bumble Bee Cans

First it was soup. Now, it’s tuna. Lunch may never be the same.

Recall back in July that Donald Trump said, without any evidence, that protesters across the country were hurling cans of soup at police who were attempting to quell unrest:

“And then they have cans of soup. Soup. And they throw the cans of soup. That’s better than a brick because you can’t throw a brick; it’s too heavy. But a can of soup, you can really put some power into that, right?”

Last night at a campaign rally just outside of Pittsburgh, while assuring the crowd that he will restore “law and order,” the president of the United States disclosed that protesters have added a new aquatic-sourced weapon to their arsenal: tuna fish. Watch and listen.

The White House has issued no clarification today on why Trump initially cited Goya as protestors’ weapon of choice before indicating that Bumble Bee brand canned tuna was being hurled.

Goya, apparently a favorite brand of the Trump family, has been silent on the matter.

(Photo by STF / AFP) (Photo by STF/AFP via Getty Images)

The social media gurus at Bumble Bee, however, did issue the following official statement regarding Trump’s allegation:

Newsweek published a fact-check on Trump’s fishy claim Wednesday morning: “There have been no news reports suggesting tuna cans are being thrown by demonstrators despite Trump’s suggestion that reporters were among those hit by them. Indeed, there is no evidence that the use of food cans as a protest weapon is widespread or coordinated.”

On Twitter, users questioned the strategic and economic wisdom of Antifa’s new tactic.



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