In more evidence that the president of the United States is completely out of his mind, Donald Trump called yesterday’s powerful protests in Pittsburgh “make-believe” and “fake.”
In a ramble at the beginning of his remarks, Trump whined about the coverage of his Tuesday photo-op at the Tree of the Life Synagogue and blasted the media for covering the demonstrations that took place.
He didn’t just complain though; the president said that what happened in Pittsburgh simply wasn’t real.
Trump is complaining at length about the coverage of his Pittsburgh visit. Some of this appears to be in his prepared text. “It was fake and it was make-believe, what they said…it was sad,” he says of the coverage.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 31, 2018
Trump’s complaint on Wednesday comes after he issued a tweet about his visit to Pittsburgh, once again making another tragedy about himself.
“The Office of the President was shown great respect on a very sad & solemn day,” Trump said in a tweet. “Small protest was not seen by us, staged far away. The Fake News stories were just the opposite.”
But according to The Washington Post, the crowd wasn’t small, particularly given how impromptu the demonstrations were, and it wasn’t far away.
“By the time Air Force One arrived at Pittsburgh International Airport, the protest had swelled to about 2,000 people,” the report noted.
As PoliticusUSA’s Jason Easley pointed out earlier, “The protesters were a block away, but loud enough for Trump to hear them as he visited the synagogue.”
Here’s more evidence that Trump just flat-out lied
Donald Trump can huff and puff all he wants in front of his MAGA cult, but the American people saw the beautiful protests play out before their own eyes on Tuesday night.
“It’s an unbelievable image that we’re looking at. These are peaceful protesters, walking along, grieving about the tragic death of 11 of their neighbors in a synagogue on Saturday, and protesting the presence of Donald Trump, the president, in their community today.” pic.twitter.com/AuZbQxIq0o
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 30, 2018
Just because Trump may not have seen the peaceful demonstrations during his photo-op in Pittsburgh, it doesn’t mean they didn’t happen.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.