DETROIT MOCK CITY: Detroit Protestors Steal the Show at Trump’s Big Economic Unveiling


Screen-Shot-2016-08-08-at-1.26.11-PM-650x364On Monday afternoon, Republican nominee Donald Trump at long last unveiled his big economic plan from the Detroit Economic Club. It was a speech that was live broadcasted by both Fox News and CNN (MSNBC is preempted for Olympics coverage this week), and highly-anticipated as a significant step for the Trump candidacy. He was introduced by his VP, and slammed the Democrats from the beginning: “Our opposition has long ago run out of ideas.” In uncharacteristic fashion, the real estate mogul turned politician even read off a TelePrompTer.

Unfortunately, all people are likely to remember was the record number of protestors in the room who got themselves kicked out.

Protestors crashing Trump events is hardly a new phenomenon; but FOURTEEN protestors — all separate, deliberately attacking so as to cause a steady stream of interruptions — is pretty impressive, even by Donald Trump standards.

NBC News’ Katy Tur was live in the room where it happened, hilariously live Tweeting each devastating blow. I present her tweets below, in chronological order as the story unfolded:

And my personal favorite:

Sure, there were certainly moments of substance to Trump’s remarks Monday afternoon. The mogul said, “Finally, no family will have to pay the death tax,” while unveiling the significance of holding the event in the Motor City: “The city of Detroit is the living, breathing example of my opponent’s failed economic agenda. She supports the high taxes and radical regulation that forced jobs out of your community.” He called for an end to the estate tax in his address, as well as a 15 percent cap on business income tax for Americans.

After a week that saw many questioning his loyalty to the party he now represents, he said Monday, “We will work with House Republicans on this plan, using the same brackets they have proposed: 12, 25 and 33 percent… For many American workers, their tax rate will be zero.”

But as for those Detroit protestors… they were loud and proud, celebrating their disruptions with increased frequency:

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