The anti-Trump immigrant who put the lives of rescue worker in danger, and essentially shut down the Statue of Liberty for thousands of visitors during the celebration of America’s birthday, was comforted by a group of white liberals who hugged her, as she wore a t-shirt that read: ” White Supremacy is Terrorism”.
The 44-year-old Therese Okoumou cited Michelle Obama’s laughable saying during the 2016 DNC convention, “When they go low, we go high” as her inspiration for her exhibitionist behavior. Okoumou claims she was attempting to bring attention to the injustices of illegal kids being held in cages. Ironically, she was referring to images that were being circulated around on social media, that were actually taken in 2014, when Michelle Obama’s husband, Barack Obama was in office.
President Trump has responded to the woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty to protest his immigration policy saying he would have let ‘that clown’ jump.
After appearing in court on misdemeanor charges Thursday, 44-year-old Therese Okoumou claimed that she had decided to scale the statue’s base on the Fourth of July to protest the Trump administration’s policy that has led to the separation of thousands of children from their families.
Hours later at a rally in Great Falls, Montana, Trump told the crowd: ‘I would’ve said: “Let’s get some nets and wait ’til she comes down.”‘
‘I would’ve done it.’
He went on to praise the NYPD and US Park Police for their efforts in bringing Okoumou down from the statute 89 feet above the ground, according to the New York Post.
‘The bravery of doing that — what a group,’ he said.
Okoumou pleaded not guilty to charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct in Manhattan Federal Court on Thursday and was released without bail after spending the night in custody.
Okoumou also thanked the emergency responders who climbed up the statue to bring her down after a four-hour standoff.
The 44-year-old has been accusing on staging ‘a dangerous stunt that alarmed the public and endangered her own life and the lives of the [New York Police Department] officers who responded to the scene,’ according to a statement from US Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman.
If convicted, Okoumou, a personal trainer, would face up to six months behind bars on each count.
The president brought up Okoumou’s actions while discussing recent calls to shutter the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency following his administration’s zero-tolerance policy change on immigration earlier this year.
‘They protect us, and we protect them,’ Trump said of ICE agents. ‘We protect our people.’
The National Park Service evacuated more than 4,000 visitors off Liberty Island on Wednesday as a precaution.
The group members Rise and Resist New York that organized an immigration protest at the statue earlier Wednesday says she had taken part in unfurling a banner that read ‘Abolish ICE’ at the statue’s pedestal.
“They protect us, and we protect them,” Trump said of ICE. “We protect our people.” –Daily Mail