President Trump on Thursday scolded the woman arrested for scaling the Statue of Liberty — saying he would’ve let “that clown” jump.
“You saw that clown yesterday on the Statue of Liberty?” Trump said at a campaign rally in Montana on July 5. “I wouldn’t have done it. I would have said, ‘Let’s get some nets. We’ll wait until she [gets tired and comes down on her own].’”
Bizpac Review reports,
Trump echoed the sentiments of millions of Americans, who thought law enforcement should have let Congolese immigrant Therese Patricia Okoumou stay on the Statue of Liberty until she got hungry, tired, or bored after her failed publicity stunt. Fortunately, no police were hurt climbing 100 feet off the ground to apprehend her.
President Trump then praised law enforcement for their bravery. “You see those guys?” Trump said. “The bravery of doing that — what a group!”
As BizPac Review has reported, Therese Okoumou (who goes by her middle name, Patricia) scaled the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July to protest decades-long immigration policy.
ICE protester who scaled Statue of Liberty identified as Congolese immigrant with a record of assaulting a cop https://t.co/qlP5bXUciv
— christopher thompson (@chriscol22nd) July 5, 2018
Okoumou, who was born in the Congo, immigrated to the United States 10 years and is a naturalized citizen. She’s a personal trainer and virulent Trump-hater who participates in anti-Trump protests every week. It’s unclear who’s paying her while she protests.
In 2017, Okoumou was charged with misdemeanor assault for injuring a cop while resisting arrest during a protest. She has a history of filing unsuccessful race-discrimination lawsuits.
Despite the fact that her trespassing on the Statue of Liberty was caught on video, Okoumou pled not guilty to misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct, the AP reported. Okoumou faces up to six months in jail for each charge.
Liberty Island had to evacuate 4,500 tourists on the Fourth of July thanks to Okoumou and her motley crew of fellow protesters, who want to “abolish ICE.”
Obama held kids in cages for years Not one Democrat ever protested
They care nothing about illegal kids they only want to defeat @realDonaldTrump
Stand Up America Nov we must end the @DNC hate and violence pic.twitter.com/7aFcOIJOSt
— AppSame (@AppSame) June 30, 2018
After she was released without bail on July 5, a defiant and unrepentant Therese Okoumou held a press conference outside a Manhattan courthouse. Okoumou raised her fist and blew kisses at fellow anti-ICE protesters who had gathered to cheer her on.
Okoumou said she climbed the Statue of Liberty to protest the separation of children from their illegal-alien parents — something she apparently approved of when Barack Obama did it for eight years during his two-term presidency.
“When they go low, we go high. And I went as high as I could,” Okoumou said while sporting a T-shirt that read “White Supremacy is Terrorism.”
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