Trump says investigating plane 'of thugs in black uniforms' at RNC

Donald Trump says the White House is investigating a plane ‘full of thugs in black uniforms’ that went to the RNC ‘to do big damage’ and protests are being funded by some ‘very stupid rich people’

  • Donald Trump spoke to Laura Ingraham on Monday on Fox News
  • Trump said that ‘a plane full of thugs’ were seen traveling to Washington DC 
  • He said the ‘thugs’ were wearing black uniforms and had ‘gear and this and that’ and were intent on chaos
  • Trump’s Thursday night speech to the RNC say attendees heckled as they left
  • The president said rioters were being funded by ‘very stupid rich people’ 
  • It came on the same day that Trump defended the actions of Kyle Rittenhouse – the 17-year-old who shot two dead during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Donald Trump has said an investigation is underway into ‘a plane full of thugs’ intent on causing chaos which he says flew to Washington DC for the Republican National Convention.

The president made the comment in an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News on Monday.

During the interview, Trump said that his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, was having his ‘strings’ pulled by ‘people you have never heard of, people in the dark shadows.’ 

Ingraham replied: ‘What does that mean? That sounds like conspiracy theory.’ 

But Trump replied: ‘They are people that are on the streets, people who are controlling the streets.

‘We had somebody get on a plane from a certain city, this weekend. And in the plane it was almost completely loaded with thugs wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms, with gear and this and that. They’re on a plane.’

When asked for details, he replied: ‘I’ll tell you some time. It’s under investigation right now.’ 

Trump’s statement came on the same day that he defended the actions of Kyle Rittenhouse – the 17-year-old supporter of the president who shot two people dead during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

 Trump said the teen ‘probably would have been killed’ by an angry mob if he hadn’t fired at them with the illegal gun he was carrying.

Donald Trump appeared on Fox News on Monday evening and spoke of a ‘plane of thugs’

The president told Laura Ingraham that he could not publicly disclose details of the flights

In the Fox News interview, Trump said that someone on a flight ‘from a certain city’ to Washington DC for the convention saw the crowd of ‘thugs’.

‘This person was coming to the Republican National Convention and there were like seven people in the plane [with] this person, and then a lot of people were on the plane to do big damage,’ Trump insisted. 

‘This is all happening.’ 

The president said the money for the protests is coming from ‘very stupid rich people’, who were fomenting violence. 

‘The money is coming from some very stupid rich people [who] have no idea that if their thing ever succeeded, which it won’t, they will be thrown to the wolves like you’ve never seen before,’ he said.  

While Trump spoke, yells and chants could be heard from protesters in the background

The president said the money for the protests is coming from ‘very stupid rich people’, who were fomenting violence.

Attendees at the last night of the Republican National Convention were assaulted and accosted by a large crowd of demonstrators as they left the White House on Thursday night.

Footage from the streets surrounding Pennsylvania Avenue showed one white-haired man being punched in the back of the head and later knocked to the ground by a mob of activists who also threw water over him.

Meanwhile RNC committeeman Chris Ager and his wife were repeatedly abused by a balaclava-wearing protester who threatened to ‘f*** you up’ as they tried to get into the doors of their hotel.

 Hundreds of activists had gathered outside the White House to protest Trump’s nomination acceptance speech, trying to drown it out with air horns and fireworks.

While demonstrations started peacefully things grew progressively ugly as the night wore on, with attendees forced to run a gauntlet of angry activists as they tried to leave the event.

Footage showed some scuffles breaking out between police officers and protesters, some of whom aimed punches at officers who drew batons in response.

Senator Rand Paul was also accosted by protesters who almost pushed him to the ground as he left the White House, after shoving a police officer into him.

Protests erupted outside the White House on Thursday evening, as Trump addressed the RNC

Republicans attending the White House speech on Thursday needed escorting away 

However, multiple videos showed no police protection for attendees who were surrounded by group of aggressive protesters.

Protests had begun at midday in Washington DC, with a rally outside Amazon owner Jeff Bezos’s mansion demanding a $30 per hour minimum wage.

Demonstrations then moved to the streets around the White House from 7pm, with DJs and bands playing in an attempt to drown out the RNC.

During the convention itself, which lasted from 9pm until 11pm, protesters let off fireworks and blared air horns which could be heard in the background of Trump’s speech as it was broadcast on TV.

Scuffles initially began between the activists and a smaller number of counter-demonstrators leading to two arrests, according to DCist.

But as the convention finished the disturbances became more widespread.  

Against the backdrop of the protests, Trump’s speech painted a stark choice for voters this November: a second term for himself or voting for Joe Biden, who he claimed would ‘demolish’ the nation.

‘Despite all of our greatness as a nation, everything we have achieved is now endangered,’ the president warned in his acceptance speech, given on the South Lawn of the White House. 

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