President Trump as he arrived at the Capitol Tuesday to meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), when a woman thought to be a Congressional intern shouted "Mr. President, Fuck You!" as he walked down the hall.
LISTEN: As Pres Trump’s entourage entered Speaker Ryan’s office in the Capitol, someone on the other side of the Capitol rotunda yelled: “Mr. President, F—k you!!” (He entered about 15 seconds later): pic.twitter.com/KHp16LYMoF— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) June 19, 2018
Per our intern, who was standing there, the woman who yelled "Mr. President, F--k you!!" was a congressional intern.— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) June 19, 2018
The incident occurred as tempers flared in D.C. over President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy of enforcing existing laws, which include separating children from their parents who choose to enter the United States illegally - something done under both Bush II and Obama.
All 49 members of the Democratic caucus - including independents Bernie Sanders (VT) and Angus King (ME), signed on to Monday legislation designed to prevent the separation of immigrant families - something President Trump agrees with:
#CHANGETHELAWS Now is the best opportunity ever for Congress to change the ridiculous and obsolete laws on immigration. Get it done, always keeping in mind that we must have strong border security.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2018
Homeland Security @SecNielsen did a fabulous job yesterday at the press conference explaining security at the border and for our country, while at the same time recommending changes to obsolete & nasty laws, which force family separation. We want “heart” and security in America!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2018
Trump also noted that 80% of migrant children are unaccompanied - meaning they were "separated" from their families when their parents chose to send them with human traffickers to America.
We must always arrest people coming into our Country illegally. Of the 12,000 children, 10,000 are being sent by their parents on a very dangerous trip, and only 2000 are with their parents, many of whom have tried to enter our Country illegally on numerous occasions.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2018
To be clear: 80% of these migrant children came without parents. They separated from their families and then came across the border— Jack Posobiec🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 19, 2018
Perhaps sensing an opportunity to hobble Trump on the separated children thing - former First Ladies Laura Bush and Michelle Obama joined together to criticize the "zero tolerance" policies - which many on Twitter immediately noted were passed into law and enacted by their husbands.
What an odd and hypocritical denouncement from both former First Ladies. This policy started under President George Bush and President Obama’s administration... https://t.co/hqR2NoQFtl— Rachel Campos-Duffy (@RCamposDuffy) June 19, 2018
We look forward to Trump's heckler being fired, only to emerge as a #resistance hero in their proudest pink pussy hat. And for those trying to identify which Congressional intern it was - let's not assume gender; we hear soy has an amazing affect on vocal chords.