During his speech at the Turning Point USA Teen Student Action Summit, President Trump took aim at “squad” member Rashida Tlaib.
“I watched just this morning this Tlaib from Michigan…There is no way she stands for the values of the people of Michigan. But I watched her this morning. She’s vicious. She’s like a crazed lunatic.”
— The Hill (@thehill) July 23, 2019
In his assessment, Trump was likely factoring in the viral video of Rashida Tlaib being forcibly dragged from a Trump rally.
Per WashingtonExaminer, Footage showed two security officials holding Tlaib by her arms and guiding her toward the exit while she screamed at the crowd gathered for Trump’s speech. Tlaib was reportedly among at least 14 protesters removed from the event that evening.
The event, which took place at the Cobo Center in Detroit and was hosted by the Detroit Economic Club, took place just ahead of 2016 presidential election. His speech that evening was reportedly focused on taxes, repealing Obamacare, and bolstering the economy.
Other protesters could reportedly be heard yelling, “Tiny hands, tiny hands,” “Racist!” and “Boo boo, shame on you!” toward the future president as he spoke.
Trump’s supporters can be heard yelling back at Tlaib as she was removed from the venue, “You’re an animal” and “Get a job!” Trump received a standing ovation at the conclusion of his hour-long speech. A spokesperson for the Detroit Economic Club claimed that all protesters removed that night would be investigated and banned from any future Club events.