Trump is more than used to protesters at this point. That wasn’t the shocking thing about these people who crashed the presidents rally.
What is shocking is when they decided to speak their minds.
At a rally in Iowa, the protesters interrupted Trump as he was in the middle of offering up “thoughts and prayers” for Steve Scalise, the Republican who was shot in Alexandra, VA.
The reaction for the tasteless timing was awesome.
So let’s start from the beginning.
After congratulating Republicans on their big victories in this week’s special elections in Georgia and South Carolina, Trump took that opportunity to pray for the wounded congressman and others who were impacted by the shooting.
And as you know, protesters took this time to…well, protest.
“I’d like to also take this moment to send our thoughts and prayers to our courageous friend, somebody that I’ve gotten to know very well, Steve Scalise,” Trump said amid loud whistles. “And everyone recovering from the assault,” he added.
At this point, the audience’s reaction, a mixture of groans, boos and jeers directed at the whistling protesters, had grown so strong that Trump could no longer ignore the interruption and turned and stared at the disrupters with a clear look of irritation, eventually gesturing in their direction.
The President returned to his mic, shook his head with a smirk, and said, “It never fails. Never fails.”
The audience then broke out with a chant, “USA, USA!”
When the protesters were being led out, Trump expressed, “And we love our police! We love our police.”
Protesters blowing whistles interrupt President Trump, as he was sending thoughts and prayers to Rep. Steve Scalise https://t.co/8XkWdaEh3N
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 22, 2017