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Donald Trump Throwing Ketchup

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Donald Trump Throwing Ketchup refers to an alleged incident detailed in Cassidy Hutchinson’s June 28th, 2022, testimony to the January 6th Committee, in which former President Donald Trump purportedly threw a plate against the wall in the White House after watching a news segment on TV that angered him. The segment featured his recently-resigned Attorney General Bill Barr telling the press there was no evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. The broken plate led to a ketchup smear which Hutchinson stated she helped the White House valet clean up. Following her testimony, the alleged event went viral online, seeing references in memes mostly poking fun at Trump for his behavior.


The January 6th Committee in the summer of 2022 held a series of hearings investigating former President Donald Trump’s role in the alleged instigation of the riot at the U.S. Capitol and what the Committee called an attempted coup against the United States Congress on January 6th, 2021.[2] On June 28th, 2022, the Committee heard testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, executive assistant to Mark Meadows, Trump's former White House Chief of Staff.[3] During her testimony (seen below) Hutchinson shared that she observed a ketchup smear on the wall from a plate Trump had purportedly thrown out of rage while watching television, and helped the White House valet clean it up.[4]

Trump immediately denied the incident ever happened in posts to his own social media platform, Truth Social. One post of Trump's (seen below) earned over 30,000 likes in the course of a day.[5]

Donald J. Trump @realDonald Trump · 1d Her Fake story that I tried to grab the steering wheel of the White House Limousine in order to steer it to the Capitol Building is "sick" and fraudulent, very much like the Unselect Committee itself - Wouldn't even have been possible to do such a ridiculous thing. Her story of me throwing food is also false...and why would SHE have to clean it up, I hardly knew who she was? 30,762 Reply 8,628 ReTruth Like ↑ Share Jun 28, 2022, 14:43

Online Reactions

Shortly after the news, a variety of pundits and commentators joked about Trump's alleged behavior and the ketchup on the wall, with some finding the incident hilarious. A tweet joking about Trump's ketchup incident, from user @JoJoFromJerz, was posted on June 29th, 2022, and received over 25,000 likes in five hours.[6]

Jo Ö @JoJoFrom Jerz JUST IN: The White House has unveiled it's official portrait for donald j. trump. 11:16 AM Jun 29, 2022 Twitter for iPhone 2,796 Retweets 203 Quote Tweets 25.1K Likes @jojofromjerz

On June 29th, another tweet by comedian Jon Stewart in which he commented on the story earned over 19,000 likes in two hours (seen below).[1]

Jon Stewart @jonstewart At least Trump had the cojones to throw ketchup...not like the beta condiment cuck liberals and their tapenade tantrums. Real men throw Ketchup in impotent rage!!! 2:39 PM Jun 28, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone 1,125 Retweets 78 Quote Tweets 19.1K Likes

Others asked social media users to focus on the more legally troubling aspects of Hutchinson's testimony — such as her claim that Trump, when informed that the crowd assembled at the Ellipse was heavily armed, allegedly asked for metal detectors to be removed and encouraged them to go to the U.S. Capitol. For example, on June 28th, a tweet from Twitter user @donwinslow made such an argument and received over 34,000 likes in less than two hours (seen below).[7]

Don Winslow @donwinslow Dear media, A polite request. The fact that Donald Trump wanted the metal detectors removed ahead of an armed insurrection of the U.S. Capitol is the LEAD. Not the ketchup. Let's keep our eye on the ball. Trump said "Take the magnometers away" 3:13 PM Jun 28, 2022 · Twitter Web App 8,255 Retweets 300 Quote Tweets 34.5K Likes

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HEINZ 57 HEINZ 1869 TOMATO KETCHUP 3754 +575m-14 "Daddy loves it." SAVE AMERICA PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP - June 28, 2022 - Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America Today, Cassidy Hutchinson testified to the fake, discredited January 6th Committee. Hutch, as we called her, was a terrible employee and not really a member of the team. Her biggest job duty with us was making sure we had Diet Coke in the kitchen, and on at least two occasions, she brought in Diet Pepsi. TOTAL FAILURE. The kids say, "she's a 10 but" and I can't go that far, if we're being completely honest. She's a 6 but she turned her back on MAGA!"

Wajahat Ali @WajahatAli "Ketchup dripping down the wall" - the most exquisite and perfect image of the entire Trump Presidency. How utterly appropriate. 2:00 PM Jun 28, 2022 · Twitter for Android 917 Retweets 41 Quote Tweets 6,397 Likes Trump's Ketchup Bottle @TrumpKetchup 6 Donald Trump has blood on his hands, and ketchup on his walls. 8:24 PM Jun 28, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone 87 Retweets 9 Quote Tweets 695 Likes

Ron Filipkowski @RonFilipkowski So, basically all the right wing influencers are focused on trying to prove Trump didn't grab the Secret Service agent, while Trump is fixated on disproving the ketchup throwing. 6:51 PM Jun 28, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone 1,409 Retweets 83 Quote Tweets 9,580 Likes Venom Lord (getting worried) @aniceburrito BREAKING: Witness Cassidy Hutchinson reveals Trump grew so irate that he threw a plate of ketchup at the wall. RT IF YOU THINK BIDEN SHOULD THROW MUSTARD AT THE WALL 2:47 PM Jun 28, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone 1,847 Retweets 69 Quote Tweets 17.4K Likes

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With the well-done steak, the two scoops of ice cream, and now the ketchup, we are slowly but surely getting close to the full Trump course. Available for a small tab of a million dollars.


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