As Twitchy reported Monday night, traffic was shut down in both directions on the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. It seems that a whole lot of trucks were responsible for the shutdown. “People I spoke with say they don’t plan on leaving tonight and that they’re here because of the vaccine mandates,” said a reporter from the CBC.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the truckers Tuesday and noted that the “sporadic congestion” was not related to vaccine mandates.
PSAKI ON TRUCKER PROTESTS:
"We of course support, as you know, the right to freedom of speech and protest, but while we do see some of these congestions due to protests, it is clear that those disruptions have broadened in scope beyond the vaccine requirement implementation." pic.twitter.com/0O6vOvhrqv
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 8, 2022
Psaki tries and fails miserably at gaslighting on hero Canadian truckers— dismissing their MASSIVE protest as "sporadic congestion and blockages" and "not related" to the vaccine mandate
They think you're stupid. pic.twitter.com/NniTOHMtb4
— Danny De Urbina (@dannydeurbina) February 8, 2022
She’s reading off a cue card
— WiZecraX (@wizecrax) February 8, 2022
She turned to her page of talking points, and its pretty clear that she spent a lot of time writing misdirection and misleading statements, if not outright disinformation and lying.
— MJ 🇺🇸 (@mjrod) February 8, 2022
Funny how she had her notes already prepared for the pre-screened question from a "reporter".
— Thomas Barrett (@barretto724) February 8, 2022
She’s really good at not answering the question and distracting us with fluff that makes no sense
— LsuNurse (@kajunfires) February 8, 2022
"not related to vaccine mandates" pic.twitter.com/64H7CiqLBh
— La Flama Blanca (@soxallday15) February 8, 2022
She's right that they're sporadic congestions and blockages – the truckers have taken care to keep safe distance from intersections and allow throughput for emergency vehicles
They ARE about the mandates, though
— Captain Convincey (@CPT_Convincey) February 8, 2022
She is afraid it will catch on here. pic.twitter.com/yYf2oNEg9Y
— SemperFi1775🍊 (@PsychobabbleC) February 8, 2022
Every day, more lies. Right in our faces.
— codename: bishop (@fakenewsmuch) February 8, 2022
Whoever thought of this "response" should be fired.
She lies badly. To put her in a position where the lie is so laughably blatant is awful strategy.
We all know what the protests are about.
— A Fateful Haven (@FatefulHaven) February 8, 2022
We say it’s not happening so what you see with your own two eyes is incorrect.
— kimba (@Born_Free71) February 8, 2022
Prove it. Drop the mandate and see if they disperse.
— c'mon Brandon (@JeffHJR87) February 8, 2022
Hey, @PressSec, you're either wildly misinformed or straight up lying. What's your problem?
— 🇺🇸Silicon Valley are CCP Bitches🇺🇸 (@tweet_Harding) February 8, 2022
They need to learn to read a room. No one believes their bullshit anymore.
— Communists aren’t people. (@Dacklor) February 8, 2022
@PressSec are you an actual insane person?
— ItssssNiktheApe (@ApeItssss) February 8, 2022
She looks happier and happier each day. All those margaritas 😂
— john berg (@BadgerJohnBerg) February 8, 2022
— The Mandarin Candidate (@Stewart63818860) February 8, 2022
Some have mentioned that it’s about the vaccine mandate and the vaccine passport. And Justin Trudeau wishes it was just sporadic congrestion.
Freedom Convoy update: Ambassador Bridge between Windsor and Detroit blocked in both directions [pics, video] https://t.co/s8STM0kSMv
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 8, 2022