Tlaib then stood up and screamed, “You guys are crazy!” to the audience members.
A video from 2016 has resurfaced of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) screaming and interrupting then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Detroit, MI.
At the time Tlaib served as a Michigan state representative.
The event took place on August 8, 2016, while Trump addressed the Detroit Economic Club about his economic policy.
Tlaib then stood up and screamed, “You guys are crazy!” to the audience members. Security grabbed her by the arms and took her to the exit. Other protestors called Trump a racist, screamed “tiny hands, tiny hands” and “shame on you!”
One audience member yelled at Tlaib, “You’re an animal, get a job!”
Trump remained calm the whole time. He waited until security to remove Tlaib before he continued his speech.
The Detroit Economic Club’s spokesman explained after the chaos that authorities would investigate the protestors while the club planned to ban them from future events.
Tlaib attempted to justify her actions in an op-ed she wrote for The Detroit Free Press:
I have heard critics calling it unbecoming of a former state legislator. Well, I believe it is unbecoming of any American to not stand up to Trump’s hate-filled rhetoric and tactics. Growing up the daughter of Palestinian immigrants in Detroit, I was taught about how Walter Reuther, Coleman Young, Rosa Parks, Viola Liuzzo and other great Detroiters risked their lives for justice. I still remember at the age of 12, learning that segregation had been permitted only a couple of decades before I was born and that a woman’s right to vote was not even a century old. But it was great Americans who stood up, some dying for the cause, to make our country better.
I can’t describe the fear that gripped me when I rose in front of nearly 2,000 professionals at this tony, corporate setting. I watched as Trump supporters taunted the women who stood before me as they were aggressively and briskly led to the exits. I froze, feeling the anger around me that would make anyone tremble. Yet, I could only think of the unwavering love for my two sons to find the courage to do my own part.
I mean…you interrupted a business meeting, not a KKK or white supremacist meeting.
Of course it is Trump’s fault that Tlaib behaved this way at the speech. It’s never their fault.
The right reacted to the video on Twitter.
Crooked called us “Deplorables.” Tlaib calls us “Crazy.” In reality we just love our country, want every American—no matter their race, religion or socioeconomic status—to have a safe & prosperous life & expect our leaders to put America First. It’s simple pic.twitter.com/qUzyfE5z5o
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 21, 2019
My god! Tlaib back in 2016. pic.twitter.com/7RNRpv32TO
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) July 20, 2019
The left are a bunch of giant babies that act atrociously, then turn around and cry how it’s someone else’s fault.https://t.co/BwkNLbpPFW
— Mindy Robinson ?? (@iheartmindy) July 21, 2019
New VIDEO Emerges Showing SCREAMING, Unhinged Rep. Rashida Tlaib Going Absolutely Nuts At 2016 Trump Event: She had to be physically removed. Literally. Think of it, this hot mess of hate is in the House. https://t.co/HWKCEe9A3f pic.twitter.com/yV8dDHcHOq
— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) July 21, 2019
Past Tlaib Fury Moments
Tlaib has a history of outbursts with intense hyperbole. In January, after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi swore Tlaib in for Congress, she yelled at an event with supporters that “we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf***er.”
Last week, Tlaib “compared the happenings in Israel with racial segregation in the United States” in an interview with the Jacobian magazine. She played the intersectionality card:
Tlaib said that, “Just like we looked at the struggle for black Americans for true equality and access to opportunity to thrive. The same thing that has happened to the LGBTQ community. All of that is why I say free Palestine, that Palestinians deserve human rights. I see young people understanding that. When I see young Black Lives Matter activists with t-shirts that say ‘Free Palestine,’ and I’m wearing the Black Lives Matter t-shirt, I know it’s working.”
The professor emphasized intersectionality during his appearance at the DOJ Summit on Combatting Anti-Semitism about how people have used this theory to promote anti-Semitism:
Yet along the way, intersectionality became a buzzword, divorced from this original meaning. A 2017 critique in the Chronicle of Higher Education, noted that the word has “migrated from women’s studies, journals and conference keynotes into everyday conversation. Turning, what was once highbrow discourse into Hashtag chatter.”
Nowhere has the expansion of and politicization of intersectionality been more aggressive and destructive than in the anti-Zionist movement, including the Jewish anti-Zionist movement.
Anti-Israel academics and activists have seized on intersectionality as a means of building coalitions of “people of color” against Israel, which is portrayed as a white colonialist enterprise, with the goal of isolating Jews who support Israel’s right to exist, which of course is the overwhelming majority of Jews.
It’s hard to pinpoint precisely when this happened. But certainly, the Durban conference and the goal of bringing race into the attack on Israel, terming Israel an apartheid state, comparing it to South Africa, has turned intersectionality into not just a judicial philosophy or judicial approach, but an approach to demonizing Israel and launching the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.
And you see that terminology used repeatedly by the Anti-Israel left, anti-Israel Progressive Movement, particularly anti-Israel Progressive Jews on campuses.
Here are a few of the professor’s posts on theory:
- How student activists turned anti-rape group into an anti-Israel group
- Intersectionality: Lies about Israel, lies about Jews
- VIDEO: Cornell Student Assembly Rejects BDS
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