BEDMINSTER, NJ – President Donald J. Trump while visiting New Jersey shut down a reporter who complained about his guests not following COVID-19 guidelines told the reporter, it’s a protest.
“We lost 6,000 Americans this week, and just in this room, you have dozens of people who are not following the guidelines in New Jersey, that say you should not have more than…” said liberal Washington Post reporter Toluse Olorunnipa.
“No, this is a political activity. You’re wrong on that because it’s a political activity. They have exceptions … and it’s also a peaceful protest,” Trump responded, cutting off the reporter. The crowd booed the reporter and laughed. “And to me, it looks like they all have — pretty much all have their masks on. You know, you have an exclusion in the law that says peaceful protest or political activity, right? In fact, specifically, yeah, it says exactly political activity or peaceful protest. And you can call it political activity, but I call it peaceful protest because they heard you were coming up and they know the news is fake. They understand it better than anybody.”