Puerto Rico Gov Threatens Trump with Violence: I’ll Punch the Bully in the Mouth
Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello says he would physically attack the president
The governor of Puerto Rico has stated that he would use violence against US President Donald Trump if he "gets close," threatening that he would "punch the bully in the mouth."
Speaking to CNN's Jim Acosta during an interview, Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello said "it would be a mistake to confuse courtesy with courage" after boasting that he would physically attack the president.
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The interview was aired on "CNN Right Now With Brianna Keilar," in which Rossello declared: "If the bully gets close, I'll punch the bully in the mouth."
Acosta, whose face lit up with a smile immediately after Rossello made the threat, paused before asking Gov Rossello: "Just like that?"
"Just like that," Rossello responded.
Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello threatens to physically attack President Donald Trump: "I'll punch the bully in the mouth"— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 28, 2019
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According to the Daily Wire, the shocking remarks from Rossello come after Puerto Rican officials claimed that the White House tried to push back a meeting with them.
"The White House recently helped set up important meetings between Governor Rossello and HUD and FEMA leadership," White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement, according to the New York Post.
"We understand that the governor is not visiting until later in April and we look forward to once again helping set up productive conversations with Administration leaders to discuss the island’s recovery."
Meanwhile, in Michigan, Trump has been slaying his critics to a packed out stadium at his latest MAGA rally.
Seemingly charged after the Mueller report, Trump blasted House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, among others, during his sell-out rally in Grand Rapids Thursday, slamming the top Democrat as a "pencil neck" who is "sick."
Trump went on the offensive in front of the packed out audience for his Make America Great Again rally, describing the Russia probe as a "scam" led by Schiff who the presdient said, “is not a long ball hitter.”
Taking the stage before a boisterous full house at the Van Andel Arena, President Trump also tore into Democrats and the FBI as unintelligent "frauds" who tried desperately to undermine the results of the 2016 election.
"The Democrats have to now decide whether they will continue defrauding the public with ridiculous bullsh--," Trump said to thunderous applause, "-- partisan investigations, or whether they will apologize to the American people."
"These are sick people and there has to be accountability because it is all lies and they know it’s lies,” President Trump continued.
"I'm smarter than them," Trump added, "and I'm president and they're not."