Daunte Wright protester subtly trolls Trump’s soup comments during CNN interview

Daunte Wright protester subtly trolls Trump’s soup comments during CNN interview

A protester has taken a subtle dig at an infamous comment from former president Donald Trump during a live interview on CNN on Wednesday.

Protests have continued for a fourth night in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis after 20-year-old Daunte Wright was shot by a police officer after refusing arrest during a traffic stop.

Police have claimed that there was a warrant out for Wright’s arrest. The officer who killed Wright has since been arrested on manslaughter charges.

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.

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The reporter then asks the man if he is planning on using the can as a weapon by throwing it at the police. The man replies that won’t be happening and it was ‘literally’ for his family.

A Twitter profile, which appears to belong to the man in the video retweeted the clip and added ‘Rest assured, it was.’

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.”

That being said, there have been no reports of police in Brooklyn Center being struck with cans of soup so far – so we’ll just have to presume that this one was for his family.

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