A hot mic this morning caught a couple of reporters joking about Trump being assassinated while they were waiting on Trump to arrive for oral arguments at the appeals court in his immunity case.
The AP was running a livestream in anticipation of Trump’s arrival and this is what they caught:
JUST IN — Reporters caught on a hot mic joking about a JFK-style Trump assassination at DC courthouse ahead of his immunity appeal hearing:
"I mean, if he’s driving, we’ve got a good shot!" pic.twitter.com/DSITC7SYIL
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) January 9, 2024
Here’s more from Mediaite:
A hot mic caught journalists joking about former President Donald Trump being assassinated as they awaited his appearance at the federal courthouse where his criminal immunity appeal will be held.
On Tuesday morning, news cameras were set up at locations between the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia and the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse in anticipation of Trump’s arrival for the proceedings.
One such live feed caught some banter between journalists grousing about the difficulty of getting a good shot of Trump from their vantage point — banter which veered into gallows humor with some references to the late President John F. Kennedy and a convertible:
JOURNO 1: You know what the worst part is? Even if he has his window open and he’s hanging out of it, he will be on the other side of the street.
JOURNO 2: I mean, if he’s driving, we’ve got a good shot!
JOURNO 1: Yeah, if he’s driving with the front window open?
JOURNO 2: Yeah, or if it’s a convertible?
JOURNO 1: Yeah. I wasn’t thinking about that.
JOURNO 2: Yeah. Like if he just pulls up–
JOURNO 1: Like JFK?
JOURNO 2: (laughs)
JOURNO 1: Maybe someone, just like they told JFK. You know what you should do? You should take a convertible! It’s so nice out!
The reporters are unidentified at this time but I’d love to know who they are…