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Wed Apr 27, 2022, 05:03 PM

Trump says he feared being pelted with 'very dangerous' fruit at rallies

Former president Donald Trump said he feared protesters would hit him with tomatoes, pineapples and other “very dangerous” fruit at his campaign rallies, declaring in a sworn deposition that “you can be killed if that happens.”

Trump’s comments about the potentially lethal effects of projectile produce were made public Tuesday with the release of excerpts of 4½ hours of videotaped testimony in a lawsuit filed by a group of protesters who allege that Trump’s security guards assaulted them in 2015.

“I wanted to have people be ready because we were put on alert that they were going to do fruit,” Trump said in the October 2021 deposition, according to a transcript of the proceedings. He added that “tomatoes are bad” and that “some fruit is a lot worse.”

“But it’s very dangerous. … I remember that specific event, because everybody was on alert. They were going to hit — they were going to hit hard,” he said.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/04/27/trump-says-he-feared-being-pelted-with-very-dangerous-fruit-rallies/

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Reply Trump says he feared being pelted with 'very dangerous' fruit at rallies (Original post)
JoanofArgh Apr 2022 OP
sop Apr 2022 #1
qazplm135 Apr 2022 #2
NightWatcher Apr 2022 #3
TexasTowelie Apr 2022 #4
Hoyt Apr 2022 #5
Tommy Carcetti Apr 2022 #6
Wingus Dingus Apr 2022 #7
no_hypocrisy Apr 2022 #8
0rganism Apr 2022 #9
blm Apr 2022 #10
Hekate Apr 2022 #11
JHB Apr 2022 #34
yellowcanine Apr 2022 #12
madinmaryland Apr 2022 #13
yellowcanine Apr 2022 #14
sop Apr 2022 #15
The Unmitigated Gall Apr 2022 #16
Leith Apr 2022 #27
Thomas Hurt Apr 2022 #17
lapfog_1 Apr 2022 #18
myohmy2 Apr 2022 #19
allegorical oracle Apr 2022 #20
Buns_of_Fire Apr 2022 #21
jmbar2 Apr 2022 #22
mnmoderatedem Apr 2022 #23
KentuckyWoman Apr 2022 #36
raccoon Apr 2022 #24
Bantamfancier Apr 2022 #30
KentuckyWoman Apr 2022 #37
LakeArenal Apr 2022 #25
Wicked Blue Apr 2022 #26
PlanetBev Apr 2022 #28
lame54 Apr 2022 #29
struggle4progress Apr 2022 #31
PCIntern Apr 2022 #32
Wicked Blue Apr 2022 #33
Brother Buzz Apr 2022 #35
jmowreader Apr 2022 #38
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2022 #39
Emile Apr 2022 #40

Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 05:09 PM

1. Pineapples are too expensive to waste on Trump.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 05:09 PM

2. with his diet

he'd probably die if he came into contact with a fruit or vegetable so I get it.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 05:09 PM

3. Injecting disinfectant is healthy but a tomato will kill you?

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 05:10 PM

4. One of the few positive things that I will say about former president George W. Bush

is that he had good reaction time avoiding the shoe that was thrown at him during a press conference. It appears that Trump can't even measure up to that standard which makes him a LOSER.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 05:11 PM

5. One of my favorite moments in politics, war, etc.

 

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 05:11 PM

6. .............

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 05:11 PM

7. Yes, getting hit with a whole pineapple would hurt.

But I would think fruit-pelters like to go soft, squishy and overripe.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 05:14 PM

8. Guess he never took Monty Python's "How to Defend Yourself Against Fresh Fruit".

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 05:15 PM

9. Literally a Monty Python sketch



As the "officer" says at the end, this is way too silly.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 05:18 PM

10. But he thinks schoolchildren should accept that bullets

sold to anyone who wants them is what makes America great.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 05:21 PM

11. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 11:17 PM

34. I know I'm going to miss her. A tomato ate my sister

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 05:22 PM

12. It's a drive by fruiting!

Credit to Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 05:24 PM

13. I'd like to chuck some watermelons at him!

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 05:26 PM

14. Eggs are so much more fun and cheaper.

Chocolate cream pies are great also but hard to get close enough to do a good job.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 05:40 PM

15. DeSantis just banned fruit in Florida.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 05:48 PM

16. Overripe mango...peeled.

Because…seems appropriate.

And/or why not?

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Response to The Unmitigated Gall (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 06:57 PM

27. Or persimmons past their sale by date

Too expensive. I'll stick with tomatoes and eggs.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 05:50 PM

17. The acid in the toms might make the orange makeup run, terribly embarrassing.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 06:07 PM

18. I've heard that bananas can be dangerous

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 06:15 PM

19. he...

...could be right





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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 06:19 PM

20. This is a THING with him. During the 2016 campaign, he told his audience to

beat the crap out of anyone they saw who was about to throw tomatoes at him.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 06:22 PM

21. I suppose being hit by fruit *could* kill you...

...especially if you don't take it out of the can first.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 06:25 PM

22. A well-aimed potato could do some damage

Or an onion. Make that SOB cry.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 06:28 PM

23. remember after the Parkland High School shooting?


trump claimed he probably would have run inside to help save the kids.

Yet. He. is. Afraid. Of. Fruit.

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Response to mnmoderatedem (Reply #23)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 11:57 PM

36. Isn't that why they need weapons in Walmart?

They have to get past fresh produce to get to the Little Debbie and Frosted Flakes. One just never knows when fruits and veggies might attack. Plus those liberal types hang out in produce. You know, the kind who read history books. EEEEK.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 06:29 PM

24. No, just dangerous rotten eggs would do. Nt

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Response to raccoon (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 07:48 PM

30. As a kid on the farm.

Our chickens had pretty much free run of the place. We would always find an abandoned nest that had a dozen or so eggs in it and had been roasting in the summer sun for a week. Those were great for lobbing at someone cause you didn’t have to hit them to be effective. Just get it close enough to splash them and the smell was something else.

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Response to Bantamfancier (Reply #30)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 12:03 AM

37. Brings back memories.

Only whappin' my brother ever got was after he lobbed one of those on the schoolteacher's porch.

Actually he got 2. One at school and one at home. I will say, she really was abusive, to everyone. The boys had it worse.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 06:43 PM

26. I'm on the side of the fruits

A-wop-bop-a-loo-lop a-lop-bam-boo
Tutti frutti, all rootie
Tutti frutti, wooooooooh! Tutti frutti, all rootie
Tutti frutti, all rootie
Tutti frutti, all rootie

(Carl Perkins)

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 07:06 PM

28. I'd love to drop hundreds of banana peels on one of his rallies

I’d pay good money to see them slip 🍌

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 07:47 PM

29. He's afraid he might get some in his mouth

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 08:33 PM

31. "People are saying, I don't know, but many of them. Many many saying this.

There are dangerous fruits at my rallies and nuts. Dangerous fruits and nuts."

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #31)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 08:45 PM

32. ...with tears in their eyes

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 11:07 PM

33. He deserves a Durian fruit



Smithsonian Magazine:

If you’ve smelled a durian even once, you probably remember it. Even with the husk intact, the notorious Asian fruit has such a potent stench that it’s banned on the Singapore Rapid Mass Transit. Food writer Richard Sterling has written “its odor is best described as…turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. It can be smelled from yards away.”

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-does-the-durian-fruit-smell-so-terrible-149205532/

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 11:22 PM

35. Mary Trump would tell us he feared being photographed being pelted by fruit at rallies more

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 01:18 AM

38. Come on, people...

If you're going to "throw fruit" at Donald Trump, quit fucking around and throw coconuts at him.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 02:36 AM

39. How about paper towels??

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 03:48 AM

40. That explains why he is cowardly lacking courage!

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