Thousands of British people took to the streets all across the United Kingdom to protest President Donald Trump‘s arrival to their country, but the president said he didn’t see them, so they must not exist.
“There were thousands of people cheering,” Trump said at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday morning. “And then I heard there were protests and I said, ‘Where are the protests? I don’t see any protests.’ I did see a small protest today when I came in, very small. So a lot of it is fake news I hate to say.”
Trump continued, claiming that the only protest he saw was “a very very small group of people put in for political reasons.”
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"There were thousands of people on the streets cheering" – President Trump describes protests against his state visit to the UK as "fake news"
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) June 4, 2019
If somehow Trump missed the protests in his time in London so far, all he would have to do is turn on the TV or even open Twitter. Hundreds of pictures and videos of the protests made their way on to the airwaves.
Protesters took to the streets with signs that read, “Dump Trump,” “Don’t attack Iran,” “Stop Trump’s nuclear arms race,” “Wake up and smell the covfefe,” and countless other phrases.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 4, 2019
Some protesters went bigger than a classic sign. A talking, tweeting Trump robot sitting upon a golden toilet made an appearance at the London protests. The talking robot used recordings of Trump’s voice and spat out some of his most famous lines such as “I am a very stable genius,” “witch hunt,” “no collusion,” and, ironically, “you are fake news.”
One of the centerpieces of the London protests. Trump on a golden commode, and it talks, says “fake news” and “witch hunt” pic.twitter.com/AFiGhbXVGA
— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) June 4, 2019
It wouldn’t be a U.K. Trump protest without the return of the Trump baby blimp that first made an appearance during Trump’s state visit in London last year. The blimp was back — giant diaper, tiny cell phone and all.
Trump baby blimp takes off in London. pic.twitter.com/xsiXK8p94I
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) June 4, 2019
“It was tremendous spirit and love,” Trump told reporters when asked about the protests. “There was great love.”