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.
“They go out and buy cans of tuna fish… Goya, I hope Goya. He’s great. Good guy. They go out and buy Goya. Because they throw it. It's the perfect weight, tuna fish, they can really rip it, right? And that hits you. No, it's true. Bumble Bee brand tuna” pic.twitter.com/BjYUcsJR4h
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 23, 2020
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.
The social media gurus at Bumble Bee, however, did issue the following official statement regarding Trump’s allegation:
Eat em. Don't throw em.
— Bumble Bee Seafoods (@BumbleBeeFoods) September 23, 2020
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.
I’m done with Antifa. I bought 700 stay fresh pouches of Starkist tuna and now I find out we are using Bumblebee tuna cans?????? I can’t keep up.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) September 23, 2020
WTF is really happening right now? Antifa is abandoning throwing free rocks, and instead, $2 Goya beans and $3 tuna cans?! At who and for what!? Expensive habit! What universe are we in right now!?
— modern_man (@tooronlists) September 23, 2020
Trump: Antifa throws Bumblebee tuna
Parents on a tight budget: Where? That shit is expensive.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) September 23, 2020