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You may recall that earlier this summer, a tsunami of internet mockery ensued after President Trump claimed marauding bands of Democrats were hurling bags of soup (not cans, bags) at police during protests.

Never one to be deterred, the President is apparently back for more. He now claims protesters are throwing cans of tuna at police, and not just any old 99-cent can of store-brand tuna, mind you. No, these protesters are the discerning sort. They use only "Bumble Bee Brand Tuna" for their canned-fish cop assault.

You simply cannot make this stuff up, and here's the video to prove it.

The claim came during Trump's speech on Tuesday at a rally in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. The President started by mentioning protesters throwing cans of Goya beans at police.

Trump then moved on to this oddly specific tuna claim.

"It's the perfect weight, tuna fish, they could really rip it, right, and that hits you? No, it's true. Bumble Bee brand tuna and you can throw that sucker. You can put a curve on it..."


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Trump also claimed the Bumble Bee tuna-tossing protesters are liberal "professionals."

"They're anarchists and they're paid for by outside stupid rich people."

Trump did not clarify whether the "outside stupid rich people" are paying for the cans of Bumble Bee tuna.

One thing seems certain, though: This Bumble Bee tuna thing is not an inside job. The brand took to Twitter after Trump's comments to clarify its stance on the use of its product for political dissent.

The official Bumble Bee Seafoods account tweeted:

And soon, Twitter was overtaken by a wave of Bumble Bee tuna-themed mockery.











Congratulations to the tuna fish industry, which has likely not enjoyed this much attention since way back in 2003 when Jessica Simpson infamously asked her husband on national television if Chicken of the Sea tuna was actually chicken. Enjoy your long overdue moment in the sun, Big Tuna!