Trump Accepts Veteran's Purple Heart, Kicks Crying Baby Out, Allows 10-Year Old to Repeatedly Call Hillary Clinton a B*tch
Donald Trump's rally Tuesday morning at the Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, Virginia, was a total circus. The Republican presidential candidate accepted a fake Purple Heart handed to him by a veteran, then on stage announced "a man came up to me and he handed me a Purple Heart."
"I said to him, 'Is that like, the real one or is that a copy?," and he said, 'That's my real Purple Heart.'"
Trump then seemed to mock the significance of the gesture, telling supporters, "I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier."
Donald Trump receives Purple Heart from supporter: "I always wanted to get the Purple Heart; this was much easier" https://t.co/5IOU31cYLxâ€” ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 2, 2016
An NBC News reporter tweeted the man who gave Trump the Purple Heart told her it was a copy:
The man who gave Trump his purple heart told me earlier today, it was a copy of his purple heart.â€” Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) August 2, 2016
The man gave Trump his purple heart to remind him that "more than one vet" died for the USA. It was to defend Trump for the Khan fallout.â€” Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) August 2, 2016
At another point during Trump's rally a woman's baby was crying and apparently Trump told her to stay and not worry about it, but a minute later mocked her, and told her to get the baby out of there.
"Don't worry about that baby, I love babies," he told the woman and the audience. One minute later, as the baby cries again, Trump says, "Actually, I was only kidding, you can get the baby out of here."
"I think she really believed me that I love having a baby crying while I'm speaking," Trump added.
As baby cries during rally, Trump first says "I love babies," then "Kidding, you can get the baby out of here." https://t.co/FhVeiFAelUâ€” ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 2, 2016
And, as noted by many reporters present, while Trump kicked the crying baby out of the rally, a 10-year old who reportedly, repeatedly yelled about Hillary Clinton, "Take the bitch down!," was not kicked out or even chastised.
Tweets from reporters:
There is a child here who has twice gotten up and shouted "take the bitch down!" when Trump talks about @HillaryClintonâ€” Noah Gray CNN (@NoahGrayCNN) August 2, 2016
A little kid is yelling "Take the bitch down!" when Trump mentions Hillary Clinton. A little kid. No more than 10, I would say.â€” Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 2, 2016
"Children are children" mother says of her young son who yelled "take that bitch down" about Clinton at Trump's rally.â€” Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) August 2, 2016
She also said of roughly 10-year-old boy shouting "take the bitch down" about Hillary. "I think he has a right to speak what he wants to"â€” Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) August 2, 2016
The adult escorting boy who yelled "take the bitch down" about Hillary Clinton said the child learned the language in "Democratic schools"â€” Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) August 2, 2016
Kids repeat the messages & rhetoric they hear from adults. That a child would yell "take the bitch down" means he's hearing that about HRC.â€” Lauren Rankin (@laurenarankin) August 2, 2016
A Daily Beast editor sums it up:
So Trump's accepted a fake Purple Heart and kicked a baby out of his rally and it's only just past noon :(â€” Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) August 2, 2016
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