Trump swipes at rally security for giving 'slob' protester who flipped middle finger 'so much time'

Trump swipes at rally security for giving 'slob' protester who flipped middle finger 'so much time'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally MORE called out security personnel for not removing a protester more quickly at his Wednesday rally, which took place the same time that House Democrats voted to impeach him over his dealings with Ukraine. 

Early during his event in Battle Creek, Mich., Trump was interrupted by loud boos from his audience that were directed at a protester. In footage captured at the rally, the woman could be seen flipping the bird while being escorted out by security. 

“This is one person who made a horrible gesture only because the security man let her have so much time,” he began to say. “And usually, I have to say, the police do an incredible job. Incredible. They do it so quickly.”


“There's a real slob. Wait a minute. She’ll get hell when she gets back home with mom. ... She screams a little bit, and you know what I like to do to avoid them,” he continued.

"Because I’ll tell you the big problem. I could hardly hear her. What happens is all of you people go crazy. 'Look, look, look.' ... So there’s one disgusting person who made — wait, wait — who, I wouldn’t say this, but who made a horrible gesture with the wrong finger, right?" he continued. "Now, they won’t say that, the fake news media. They won’t say it. If one of us did that it would be like the biggest story ever."

“And I’ll tell you another thing,” he went on. “I don’t know who the security company is, but the police came up, but they want to be so politically correct. So they don’t grab her wrist lightly. Get her out! They say, ‘Oh, will you please come? Please come with me. Sir. Ma’am. Will you — and then she gives the guy the finger. Oh. Oh. You gotta get a little bit stronger than that, folks.”

The moment comes a week after Trump appeared to call out the security at another rally in Pennsylvania over how long it took them to remove a protester.


At the time, the protester could be seen holding a "grabbing power back" sign and walking around in circles before being contained by a security guard and subsequently booted from the campaign event.

"See, these guys want to be so politically correct. Get her out," Trump said then. "See that. I’ll tell you, law enforcement is so great."

Trump’s rally in Michigan on Wednesday evening was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. EST. Though Vice President Pence delivered remarks shortly thereafter, Trump didn’t take the stage until moments before Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSunday shows preview: Justice Ginsburg dies, sparking partisan battle over vacancy before election Trump is betting big on the suburbs, but his strategy is failing 'bigly' Trump orders flags at half-staff to honor 'trailblazer' Ginsburg MORE (D-Calif) appeared on the House floor to preside over a vote on whether to impeach him.

The majority of the House voted to impeach Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on a largely party-line vote. The action makes Trump the third president in U.S. history to be impeached by Congress.