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Trump Mentions Plane Filled With 'Thugs' in Dark Uniforms

He also says Biden is controlled by people in 'dark shadows'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 1, 2020 6:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – In an interview on Fox News on Monday night, President Trump made the case that Joe Biden is not in control of his own campaign. So who is? "People that you've never heard of, people that are in the dark shadows," he told Laura Ingraham, per Politico. When Ingraham said the answer sounded "like a conspiracy theory," Trump doubled down. “They're people that are on the streets, they're people that are controlling the streets," he said, before offering up an unusual anecdote. “We had somebody get on a plane from a certain city this weekend," he said. "And in the plane, it was almost completely loaded with thugs, wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms, with gear and this and that." Ingraham asked for clarification, but Trump said, "I'll tell you sometime. It's under investigation."

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Similar rumors of a plane filled with trouble-makers clad in black landing in right-leaning communities have been previously debunked, notes the Washington Post, pointing to this story from June in the Idaho Statesman. On another topic of note, Trump discussed the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. “Shooting the guy in the back many times, I mean, couldn’t you have done something different? Couldn’t you have wrestled him?” Trump said. “But they choke. Just like in a golf tournament. They miss a 3-foot putt.” Ingraham pointed out that a comparison to golf might cause a media backlash, and Trump responded, "I'm saying people choke. People choke." (Trump will be in Kenosha on Tuesday, and Biden slammed him over the unrest on Monday.)

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