NORTHERN VIRGINIA – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has a history of barring people from his campaign events, but even he surprised supporters when he kicked a crying baby out of a rally on Tuesday in Northern Virginia.
During the rally, Trump reportedly asked a woman with a crying baby “get that baby out of here.”
At first, Trump did not seem to mind the infant. When its cry interrupted his remarks, he said, “Don’t worry about that baby. I love babies.”
He went on: “I love babies. I hear that baby crying, I like it. What a baby. What a beautiful baby.”
He told the mother not to worry, indicating that he noticed she was nervously trying to quiet her child.
“Don’t worry about it, you know?” Trump said. “It’s young and beautiful and healthy, and that’s what we want.”
He then went back to the subject of his remarks: China and trade.
But with the baby continuing to cry, Trump seemed to have a change of heart.
“Actually, I was only kidding, you can get the baby out of here,” Trump said, gesturing like an umpire.
He added, “That’s all right. Don’t worry. I, I think she really believed me that I love having a baby crying while I’m speaking. That’s OK. People don’t understand. That’s OK.”
Twitter lambasted the Republican nominee’s action.
the baby he attacked still has a more presidential temperament than donald trump
— Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) August 2, 2016
At a rally Tuesday, Donald Trump ordered security to eject a crying baby. Secret Service carried Trump outside before realizing the error.
— Dave Nozovember (@davelozo) August 2, 2016