President Donald Trump called out a protester for his “serious weight problem” during a Thursday night rally in Manchester, New Hampshire.
The interruption came shortly after Trump criticized Democrats for freely calling him a “fascist” and a “Nazi.” As security guards removed the protester from the premises, Trump paused his speech and turned around to comment on the man’s health.
“That guy’s got a serious weight problem,” Trump said. “Go home. Get some exercise.”
Trump then addressed the security guards, before speculating about what would happen to the protester after he was removed.
“Get him out of here, please,” Trump said. “He’s got a bigger problem than I do. He’s got a bigger problem than all of us. Now he goes home and his mom says, ‘What the hell have you just done?’”
Trump then carried on with speech once the protester had been removed. As he was led away, the crowd began chanting “USA! USA! USA!”
Trump’s rallies are frequently interrupted by protesters. In a recent instance, during a speech in Jamestown, Virginia, in late July, Democratic Virginia delegate Ibraheem Samirah stood up during Trump’s speech, held up a sign, and shouted: “You can’t send us back, Virginia is our home!”
Samirah later revealed that he had shouted during the speech to raise awareness for “Palestine.” A previous Washington Free Beacon investigation revealed that Samirah has connections to many anti-Semitic organizations and that his father is a organizer for the terrorist group Hamas. Samirah volunteered on Rep. Rashida’s Tlaib’s (D., Mich.) national campaign in 2018.
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Nic Rowan is media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon. His work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, First Things, and The New Criterion. Follow him on Twitter @NicXTempore.
freebeacon.com · by Nic Rowan · August 16, 2019