In his quest to conjure up increasingly bizarre scenarios to frighten his followers with ahead of the November election, Trump has fabricated some true whoppers. At a rally last night in Pennsylvania, the president attempted to convince the crowd that they must remain vigilant lest they fall victim to a feared new Antifa technology: cans of tuna fish.
“They go out and buy tuna fish and soup. You know that, right?” said the president. “Goya! I hope Goya… He’s great isn’t he? Good guy. They go out and buy Goya. Because they throw it! They throw it,” Trump added, meandering off on a tangent about the beans company that became a flashpoint for partisan signaling after the Goya CEO visited the White House and praised the president.
“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. And you can throw that, sock it, you can put a curve on it, you can do whatever the hell you want,” Trump added before lamenting the fact that police officers supposedly aren’t “allowed to fight back,” this despite the countless videos of law enforcement agents violent and brutally responding to protests.
It’s unclear where Trump got this oddly specific idea that people have taken to the streets to hurl cans of Bumble Bee tuna en masse, but it offers a brief glimpse into the howling chaotic maelstrom of madness that is his deeply confused and diseased mind. It’s possible that he heard a report of something like this happening once and then expanded it to make it sound like it’s widespread but it’s equally possible that he completely made it up.
Watch the strange claim below.
“They go out & buy tuna fish & soup, you know that, right? Goya, I hope. Good guy. Because they throw it. It’s the perfect weight. Tuna fish, they can really rip it & it hits you. It’s true … You can throw that sucker, you can put a curve on it.” — Trump on protesters pic.twitter.com/FVkDLv1hdD
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 23, 2020
Bumble Bee Seafoods tweeted not long after the clip went viral, gently trolling the president by telling their followers to “Eat em. Don’t throw em.” It was a simple joke, but also a reminder that this president is truly, deeply weird. In normal circumstances, a food brand would not be responding to randomly manufactured claims by the president that their products are being used to foment revolution. On the Trump craziness scale, this isn’t exactly at the top but it’s nowhere near the bottom.
Eat em. Don't throw em.
— Bumble Bee Seafoods (@BumbleBeeFoods) September 23, 2020
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