Trump calls for arrest of 'thugs who accosted' Rand Paul, Internet labels the senator a 'delicate flower'

Senator Rand Paul said he believes the group chanting his name and pushing against his impromptu police escort was paid to 'incite a riot'


                            Trump calls for arrest of 'thugs who accosted' Rand Paul, Internet labels the senator a 'delicate flower'
Rand Paul and Donald Trump (Getty Images)

President Donald Trump has called for the immediate arrest of people who allegedly attacked Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. In a tweet on August 29, president wrote, “The thugs who accosted Senator @RandPaul and his wonderful wife, Kelly, together with those who made threats to many other people who had just attended the Republican National Convention at the White House, must be sought out and immediately arrested. Well documented evidence!”



 

As we reported on August 28, US Senator Rand Paul was surrounded by a group of protesters when he and his wife Kelly were walking back to his hotel in Washington DC from the White House after attending the Republican National Convention. At that time, videos circulated on social media showing several protesters circling Paul and his wife while chanting, "No justice, no peace" and "Say her name, Breonna Taylor." The videos also reveal the police forming a perimeter around the Pauls, and asking the protesters to "move back." As we reported, the ones who gathered were mostly Black Lives Matter activists who had reportedly swarmed near the White House hoping to drown out the POTUS’ acceptance speech. They were later seen aggressively harassing guests of which Paul was one of the victim. 

In this screenshot from the RNC’s livestream of the 2020 Republican National Convention, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) addresses the virtual convention on August 25, 2020. The convention is being held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic but will include speeches from various locations including Charlotte, North Carolina and Washington, DC (Getty Images)

Later, Sen. Paul told Fox News Channel that he believes the group chanting his name and pushing against his impromptu police escort was paid to “incite a riot”, reported Reuters. However, Paul did not reveal who paid them. After the incident, Trump has asked for a crackdown on people who swarmed the Senator and has called for their arrest. After Trump's tweet, the Internet feels the President has remained silent on past attacks and shootings, which is paradoxical to them. Others mocked Paul as too "delicate" like a flower. 
 
An enraged user wrote, “Trump just went on Twitter to attack the non-violent protestors, mostly Black, who yelled at Rand Paul (who was not harmed in the making of this movie.) He didn't condemn murderer Kyle Rittenhouse or the armed militia that shutdown a statehouse or Putin.”



 

Another concurred about POTUS, “Because he doesn’t care about black and brown people, to him they hold no value because they are not his base.”



 

Some mocked Paul as delicate and sensitive. “I hope Rand Paul is recovering from being yelled at. Poor thing. Such a delicate flower.”



 

Some do not believe the claims of Paul, “I don’t think Rand Paul is telling the truth about his walk from the White House. They only had cameramen and others taken photos of them. He is blowing up to fit Trump’s narrative 'The bad guys are coming to get you.'”



 

However, some supported Paul’s alleged claims that maybe protesters are paid. “You said that not me? I know there are groups of agitators that are going to these protest to start problems. A lot of them are being paid to do so.” 



 

One can only fathom the truth about the identity of attackers and the degree of crime once adequate evidence is out substantiating it.

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