A local resident present at the Daunte Wright protests got a little cheeky during an interview with media, winking at the camera and claiming a can of soup was to “feed his family.”
The soup can nod is believed to be a reference to former President Donald J. Trump’s recounting soup cans being weaponized during 2020 riots.
“They throw the cans of soup,” the president said in July of 2020. “That’s better than a brick because you can’t throw a brick; it’s too heavy.”
Snopes reported that “Trump added that protesters who were caught and questioned by law enforcement would claim innocence and pretend that the soup cans were actually food for their families.”
“And then when they get caught they say, ‘no this is soup for my family.’ They’re so innocent. This is soup for my family. It’s incredible. You have people coming over with bags of soup—big bags of soup—and they lay it on the ground, and the anarchists take it and they start throwing it at our cops,” Trump added.
When the Daunte Wright protests continued for another night on Wednesday, a CNN reporter asked a masked man why he was holding a can of soup.
“I’ve been here all four nights. I’m just standing here today with soup for my family. And we’re just watching all of this unfold. It’s very unfortunate,” he said with a wink.
When questioned again, the man doubled down.
“Like I said, it’s for my family,” he replied.
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