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Brand responds to Trump claim protesters throw tuna cans at police: 'Eat em, don't throw em'

Brand responds to Trump claim protesters throw tuna cans at police: 'Eat em, don't throw em'
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Bumble Bee Seafoods responded to President TrumpDonald John TrumpNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter DC correspondent on the death of Michael Reinoehl: 'The folks I know in law enforcement are extremely angry about it' Late night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study MORE's claim during a rally on Tuesday night that protesters at anti-police rallies in several cities around the country are throwing canned food items at law enforcement. 

"They go out and buy tuna fish and soup ... they go out and buy Goya because they throw it, they throw it, it's the perfect weight. Tuna fish, they can really rip it right, and that hits you, it's true. Bumble Bee brand tuna," Trump said during his speech, according to Business Insider. 

Hours after Trump's rally concluded, Bumble Bee Seafoods reacted to the president's remarks. 

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"Eat em. Don't throw em," a tweet from the brand's official account read. 

Local media reported protesters in Portland, Ore., have thrown various items at police during demonstrations there this week, including paint balls, bottles and rocks. 

In June, Portland police tweeted a photo of a can of garbanzo beans amid a slew of other items the force said had been thrown at officers. 

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The news comes after the CEO of Goya Foods in July appeared at a White House event with President Trump. CEO Robert Unanue's presence at the event was met with swift backlash from critics who called for a boycott of food products from his company. 

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