Trained by Trump? Raccoons ATTACK journalists at White House (PHOTOS)
A raccoon “attacked multiple news crews” on the North Lawn of the White House on Monday morning, CBS journalist Paula Reid reported on Twitter. One of the critters “allegedly grabbed [the] pant leg of a photographer & then a correspondent before being fended off.”
Strong Pawnee vibes at White House this morning as a raccoon attacked multiple news crews on North Lawn. 🦝 allegedly grabbed pant leg of a photographer & then a corespondent before being fended off. (WH 🦝🦝 🦝 pictured here in more peaceful times.) pic.twitter.com/o5VbTUHxBR— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) September 28, 2020
According to Reid, White House staff reached out to the US General Services Administration, presumably so the raccoons could be chased away.
Reid’s tweet quickly went viral, with the Twitter #Resistance suggesting that the raccoons showed up at the White House to “clear out the trash” and evict President Trump. However, with Trump’s distaste for the liberal media well known, others joked that the curious creatures must surely have been ordered to attack the reporters.
We need a distraction!We've used up all of our distractions.[low, ominous] Release the raccoons. https://t.co/Mwdf3tJVeq— Schooley (@Rschooley) September 28, 2020
Probably shouldn't have run the tax returns story, journalists. Hope you've learned your lesson.— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) September 28, 2020
I did not have “Raccoons defend White House against the Enemy of the People” on my 2020 bingo card. I don’t mind it, though. https://t.co/v3McwYgEwq— Leslie ن (@LADowd) September 28, 2020
While marauding bands of raccoons aren’t known for terrorizing the media, they occasionally poke their noses onto White House grounds. President Calvin Coolidge was even given one by a supporter in 1926, who suggested it be cooked and eaten. Instead, the Coolidge family adopted the creature, naming her ‘Rebecca’ and dressing her in an embroidered collar reading “White House Raccoon.”
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