On Thursday, Associated Press photographer Evan Vucci caught a Trump rally worker—identified only as a “volunteer member of Trump’s advance team”—reaching to block a photographer’s lens to keep them from taking a photo.
The photographer being blocked tried to take a picture of a protester at Thursday’s Trump campaign rally in Evansville, Indiana.
That protester allegedly interrupted Trump during his speech while he was blasting the media, again, as the “Enemy of the People” and characterizing any coverage showing him in a negative light as “fake news.”
The President recently extended his attacks against anything showing negative content about him to include the search engine at Google. So one of his rally workers trying to block a photo of an anti-Trump protester is pretty on-brand for the current administration.
The protester was escorted out of the rally.
Afterward, Trump stated:
“And now tomorrow you’re going to read headlines: ‘Trump had protesters all over the place’.”
“One person? ‘Major protest’.”
“But are they going to talk about the thousands and thousands of people inside of this arena and outside of the arena where we put screens? No.”
But instead, headlines focused on the image of Trump’s faithful rally staffer who reached so far and so determinedly to please the president by not allowing photos of any protesters that managed to make it past screening.
Check out Evan Vucci’s instagram post featuring the now famous photograph.
Once the photo was released, the next logical step was clear to the people of the interwebs.
Meme him without mercy.
“We as a country cannot tolerate political censorship…”