Did you know that failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump has a bizarre fear that people might throw “dangerous” fruit at him?
Trump was testifying in a civil lawsuit filed by five activists who alleged they were violently attacked by Trump’s security guards in September 2015 outside Trump Tower in Manhattan. They say that Trump’s security team, led by his longtime bodyguard Keith Schiller, ripped away their signs and punched and briefly choked one protester.
Trump brought up his concerns about airborne produce when questioned for the deposition by the plaintiffs’ lawyer about a 2016 rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where Trump told the crowd to “knock the crap out of” protesters who might throw tomatoes at him and vowed to pay the legal fees of anyone who did so.”
“It’s very dangerous stuff. You can get killed with those things,” Trump told the lawyer in the deposition, adding that security needs to be “aggressive” in stopping people from throwing “pineapples, bananas, tomatoes, stuff like that.”
That was all Maddow needed to expertly skewer the Donald on her show Wednesday evening, commenting:
The MSNBC host then verbally eviscerated Trump:
Yes, the same Donald Trump who loves to brag about what a tough guy he is just so happens to be afraid of flying tomatoes, probably because he fears a perfectly aimed one might mess up that bird’s nest he calls his hair.
So if and when Donnie announces he won’t actually be running for president again in 2024, you’ll know why: It’s those damn killer tomatoes!
Hey, didn’t they make a movie about that?