Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump hasn't had the best of luck wooing his supporters recently — at least, when it comes to the "under two years old" demographic. Trump's infant woes began last week, when he attempted to pose for the standard "politician kissing a baby" picture, but was instead left with two very disgruntled infants in his arms. And now it seems the Republican nominee has about had it with the fussing altogether. In his latest display of anger, Trump threw a baby out of one of his rallies. We already knew that Trump had cultivated a giant list of people banned from his events, and now that list has evidently expanded to crying infants.
The feud between Trump and someone with even smaller hands than his began when a crying baby interrupted a speech the GOP nominee was giving in Ashburn, Virginia, on Tuesday. (Babies and their crying. I mean, really? Do they have absolutely no manners?) Trump started by trying to play it off coolly, as though that baby wasn't ruining his entire speech. What resulted was the standard fairly meaningless tirade of words Trump has become so known for. Sopan Deb of CBS News caught the details:
Don't worry about that baby, I love babies. I love babies. I hear that baby crying. I like it. What a baby, what a beautiful baby. Don't worry, don't worry. The mom's running around, like don't worry about it, you know. It's young and beautiful and healthy and that's what we want.
But Trump's awkward, supposedly good-natured demeanor was soon cut short, because that baby would evidently not stop crying. Doesn't it know that Trump has Hillary Clinton to bash?
The crowd then erupted in what I can only imagine were awkward laughs and applause in equal amounts.
Aside from kicking out babies, Trump also used his Virginia rally to further discuss "Crooked Hillary," the alleged illegitimacy of his Democratic opponent's donors, and his stance on keeping Syrian refugees out of the country. Trump also utilized his time at the rally to salute an army veteran, whom the nominee said presented him with a Purple Heart prior to the start of the event. "I always wanted to get a Purple Heart. This was much easier," Trump joked. (A particularly cringeworthy statement, following his days-long spat with the parents of a Muslim American soldier killed in the Iraq War.)
I'll be waiting around to see whether or not he'll start firing off angry tweets at babies anytime soon, too.