I know what you’re thinking. A headline touting a Trump-supporting raccoon is what you’d expect to be associated with clickbait.
But you just can’t make up this kind of a story!
Multiple news outlets were sent scrambling Monday morning after reportedly being “aggressively attacked” by a raccoon outside the White House.
CBS News’ Paula Reid was the first to break the news of the attack, which targeted one photographer and one correspondent.
“Strong Pawnee vibes at White House this morning as a raccoon attacked multiple news crews on North Lawn,” Reid noted, referencing the fictional Indiana town central to the comedy series, “Parks & Recreation.” “🦝 allegedly grabbed pant leg of a photographer & then a corespondent (sic) before being fended off.”
Raccoons are not, apparently, an unusual presence at White House press calls — and Monday’s incident isn’t even the first of its kind.
Social media, though, was quick to seize on this incident, with critics of the press asking whether President Donald Trump, who has a notoriously combative relationship with the media, trained the raccoons to do his bidding.
I really hope that is the case. Trump supporting raccoons roughing up the enemy of the people on the White House lawn is the twisted entertainment we all deserve after a long and frustrating 2020.