Jamie Carter, Director of Partnerships and Outreach at online activist outlet DemCast, hit the airwaves Friday to address her newly-minted moniker “thug on a plane” on the nationally syndicated Rick Ungar Show. The President of the United States has apparently taken a report of her interaction with a Congressman on an airplane and blown it up into a horror story of black-uniformed Antifa thugs.
“We had somebody get on a plane from a certain city and on the plane it was almost completely loaded with thugs wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms with gear and this and that,” President Trump stated in a Fox News interview earlier this week.
It appears that U.S Representative David Nunes (R-CA), who was on the same flight as Carter, reported back to Trump that his flight was filled with thugs that somebody was paying to protest in Washington.
Carter, a self-described “white, suburban mom” who paid for her own flight, hotel and food to peacefully protest injustice in Washington was wearing a white shirt that said “Rise Against the Norm”—not a black uniform and gear—and approached Nunes to ask him if he had “sued any more cows lately,” a reference to his lawsuit against Twitter over parody posts from a fake cow account which criticized him.
The interaction was then discussed in greatly altered form on Breitbart News, where Nunes brought up the protests outside the president’s RNC speech at the White House last week. His tale matches closely the story Trump spun to Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Monday.
“So, these people that descended on Washington, D.C., most of them were not local,” Nunes said. “In fact, I flew in with a bunch of them where I got on a plane in Salt Lake City where I had to commute through and I saw maybe two dozen BLM people.” It seems likely Nunes was referring to his interaction with Carter on the flight.
“If rioting is mooing on a plane and blowing air horns and whistles outside the White House, sure we were going to riot,” Carter quipped. “In one way it is really funny that something like this has caused all of this uproar. On the other hand, it’s scary that we now live in a country where you can’t, you know, heckle slightly an elected representative without being called a ‘thug’ and a protestor and antifa.”
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