"It's A Peaceful Protest": Trump Trolls Media After Asked Why His Guests Weren't Following COVID Guidelines
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On Friday evening during a press conference in New Jersey, President Donald Trump trolled the media as well as the Democratic party after he was asked why his guests were not following COVID-19 guidelines.
“Just in this room, you have dozens of people who are not following the guidelines in New Jersey which say you should not have more than 25 –,” the reporter said as guests started booing him.
The President then trolled the left by saying it is okay because the gathering is a "peaceful protest," a clear jab at the massive left-wing protests that have taken place over the past couple months.
“You’re wrong on that,” President Trump fired back, “because it’s a political activity. They have exceptions, political activity, and it’s also a peaceful protest.”
The room erupted with laughter.
“To me, they look like they all, pretty much all have masks on,” President Trump continued. “You have an exclusion in the law, it says ‘peaceful protest or political activity,’ right?”
He then looked down at his sheet and said, “In fact, it specifically, yeah, it says exactly, ‘political activity or peaceful protest,’ and you can call it political activity, but I’d call it ‘peaceful protest’ because they heard you were coming up and they know the news is fake, they understand it better than anybody.”
“They asked whether or not they could be here, like the question about Russia,” the President added. “He doesn’t mention Iran was in the report, he doesn’t mention, or he mentions very late that China was in the report, because that’s the way they are.”
“If the press in this country were honest – it wasn’t corrupt, if it wasn’t fake – our country would be so much further ahead, but we’re doing really great,” he finished.
Far-left reporters were fuming on Twitter at the fact that President Trump used "peaceful protests" to troll them.
“Country club members booed because a reporter asked Pres Trump why they were not wearing masks as they watched Trump’s press conference,” said far-left PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor. “Trump said the club members were engaged in a ‘peaceful protest.’ Crowd cheered. Note: More than 160K Americans have died from COVID.”
“Wow. A reporter points out many club members in the room aren’t wearing mask, violating guidelines,” tweeted CBS News blogger Kathryn Watson. “The crowd boos the reporter. ‘Because it’s a political activity they have exceptions’ and it’s ‘also a peaceful protest,’ Trump said. The crowd, full of wealthy members, cheers.”
“Trump says members of his NJ club who are gathered maskless are complying with law bc it’s a ‘political activity’ and ‘peaceful protest.’ It’s unclear what they are protesting. Trump in recent days has said that wearing a mask is patriotic, but seems to be endorsing no masks now,” whined CNN reporter Manu Raju. “Trump claimed they were protesting the media, though they were there just to watch the presser and cheered when he said that. He also said it was a ‘political activity’ even though it was an official WH event.”
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