Trump: Statue of Liberty protester was a ‘clown’
President Trump on Thursday went after the female demonstrator who scaled the base of the Statue of Liberty to protest his administration’s immigration policies, calling her a “clown.”
“You saw that clown yesterday on the Statue of Liberty, you saw those clowns that went up there,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Montana on Thursday. “I wouldn’t have done it.”
“I would have said let’s get some nets ,we’ll wait ’til she….just get some nets,” he said.
A woman was taken into custody on Wednesday, the Fourth of July, after she scaled the base of the Statue of Liberty during a protest at the statue over Trump’s immigration policies.
Police went after the woman and brought her down in a harness.
Protesters had unveiled a banner reading “Abolish I.C.E.” at the demonstration earlier Wednesday.
Democratic lawmakers have adopted calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after backlash over Trump’s since-ended policy to separate immigrant families at the border.
“We want tough, strong, powerful borders and we want no crime. And want to protect ICE,” Trump said at the rally Thursday. “They protect us and we protect them.”
“I would’ve said, 'let’s get some nets and wait till she comes down,'” Trump says of “that clown” protesting migrant family separations on the Statue of Liberty over the Fourth of July #tictocnews pic.twitter.com/yWtOde2Qze
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