‘Soup for my Family’ is one of TikTok’s most popular sounds, but where does the Donald Trump quote actually come from? Here’s everything you need to know.
New sounds go viral on TikTok every day, and it can sometimes be difficult to find out where they even actually from.
When people found out that the famous ‘waking up in the morning’ song actually came from Gia Giudice in an episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, they were really shocked.
Another sound that’s going viral right now is the ‘Soup for my Family’. We know it’s from Donald Trump, but when did he say it? Here’s all the context you need.
‘Soup for my Family’ goes viral on TikTok
As you’ve been scrolling through TikTok, you’ve probably come across a lot of videos with the ‘Soup for my Family’ sound.
It’s an audio of former President Donald Trump saying:
“And then they have cans of soup. Soup. And they throw the cans of soup. That’s better than a brick because you can’t throw a brick, it’s too heavy. But a can of soup, you can really put some power into that, right. And then when they get caught they say ‘No, this is soup for my family’, they’re so innocent, ‘This is soup for my family’. It’s incredible. And we have people coming over with bags of soup, big bags of soup and they lay it on the ground and they start throwing it at our cops and our police, and if it hits you that’s worse than a brick because it’s got that force. It’s a perfect size, it’s made perfect.”
So where did the bizarre quote come from? And what was Donald talking about?
The ‘Soup for my family’ TikTok explained
The soup speech was said by Donald Trump in on July 31st 2020.
Trump was speaking to the National Association of Police Organisations about protests against racial injustice and police brutality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
However, he went off on a tangent and began talking about soup cans.
The sound started going viral just over a month later when Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham posted about it on Twitter on September 1st, leading to it being heavily mocked on social media.
Daunte Wright protestor mocks Trump with can of soup
The ‘Soup for my Family’ meme has resurfaced again this week after a Daunte Wright protestor said the quote live on CNN.
He was protesting over the shooting of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota when he was interviewed by CNN’s Sara Sidner and said: “I’ve been here all four nights. I’m just standing here today with soup for my family.”
The protestor then winked at the camera and continued: “And we’re just watching all of this unfold. It’s very unfortunate.”
Sara then asked if he planned to throw the soup can at the police to which he replied: “Like I said, it’s for my family.”