On Tuesday morning, August 2, 2016, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s speech in Loudoun County, Virginia, was continuously interrupted by a crying baby. Eventually, Trump could ignore it no longer.
“Don’t worry about that baby, I love babies,” Trump said, to the delight of the crowd.
“I love babies!” he repeated. “I hear that baby crying. I like it!”
“I LIKE IT!”
“What a baby!” he continued, a strange sort of grimace passing over his face.
“What a beautiful baby. Don’t worry about it… It’s young and beautiful and healthy.”
Trump then resumed talking of China, who has “ripped us to shreds” by devaluing its currency, but was forced to address the wailing once again. “Actually I was only kidding, you can get the baby out of here,” he said in a low voice, jabbing his thumb toward the door. The crowd laughed.
“That’s all right, don’t worry,” he said to the mother as she made an exit.
“I think she actually believed me that I loved having a baby crying while I’m speaking,” he joked. A smug, disconcerting smile appeared on his lips.
Then, randomly: “People don’t understand.”
Watch the entire video via CNN.