Much like last year, in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death which also occurred in Minneapolis, there have been widespread unrest and violence towards the police.
A protester who had turned up on Wednesday. evening and spoke to CNN and curiously had a can of soup in his hand. The man said that he had been at the protest for all three nights and was there with “soup for my family” and gave a knowing wink to the camera.
This gag harkens back to a comment that Trump made in July 2020, at the height of the Black Lives Matter protests that swept across the United States at the rest of the world.
Speaking at the National Association of Police Organisations, Trump claimed that the protesters were specifically throwing cans of soup, that was apparently ‘for their family’, at the police.
“And then they have cans of soup. Soup. And they throw the cans of soup,” the ex-POTUS said adding: “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.”
Trump continued: “And then when they get caught they say, ‘no this is soup for my family.’ Their so innocent. This is soup for my family. It’s incredible. You have people coming over with bags of soup—big bags of soup—and they lay it on the ground, and the anarchists take it and they start throwing it at our cops.”