July 22, 2019
Video of then-former-State Rep. Rashida Tlaib, now a U.S. Representative, being forcibly ejected from a speech then-candidate now-President Donald Trump gave to the Detroit Economic Club has resurfaced in the wake of President Trump’s feud with the “Squad,” of which she is a leading member.
Tlaib, along with fellow freshman Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), comprise the so-called “Squad” of socialists taking over the Democrat Party in the House of Representatives since they were elected in the 2018 midterm elections. But, back in 2016, Tlaib was just a state representative in Michigan’s statehouse, and when Trump was delivering remarks to the Detroit Economic Club in August 2016 as the GOP nominee for president–a few months before he defeated Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton nationally and in Michigan–Tlaib was one of several protesters ejected from the event.
The video shows Tlaib shouting at Trump’s supporters that, “You guys are crazy!” as security escorts her from the event by the arm. A man shouts back at Tlaib, “You’re an animal! Get a job!” Multiple security officials including a uniformed police officer are seen escorting an enraged Tlaib from the Trump event.
Rashida Tlaib screams in rage as she's escorted from candidate Trump's speech that she repeatedly interrupted in Detroit in August 2016.
Wonder where Antifa gets their boldness from??? Politicians acting like this sets the tone.
RT & let everyone can see this side of Rashida. pic.twitter.com/4WwHpI5FwR
— 🇺🇸OliverThePug 🇺🇸 (@ravena68) July 20, 2019
Crooked called us “Deplorables.” Tlaib calls us “Crazy.” In reality we just love our country, want every American—no matter their race, religion or socioeconomic status—to have a safe & prosperous life & expect our leaders to put America First. It’s simple pic.twitter.com/qUzyfE5z5o
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 21, 2019
The Detroit Economic Club said that Tlaib and other protesters who attempted unsuccessfully to disrupt the Trump speech then had committed fraud to enter the event.
“A misguided 23-year-old man fraudulently bought a new membership and invited female guests to do his dirty work,” Detroit Economic Club Beth Chappell wrote in an email to the organization’s members according to the Detroit Free Press. “New memberships were reviewed during the hectic few days leading up to the Trump meeting. His 20 guests could have raised a flag but did not since he purchased the membership under the name of a very reputable company. Turns out the perpetrator was let go from the firm two years ago. Important lesson learned.”
This article was posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 at 7:17 am