From the mouths of babes as they say.
Republican nominee Donald Trump was in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on Monday night for a rally. Around 10,000 Trump supporters were in attendance.
During his speech, the candidate spotted a young boy being held up by one of his parents in the crowd. The youngster, who couldn’t be more than three or four years old, was dressed up to look like the Donald.
Trump, amazed at the likeness, yelled to the crowd, “WOW!”
Audience members, seeing the young boy in his blue suit, Trump hair, and giant “Vote” button began chanting “Bring Him Up! Bring Him Up! Bring Him Up!”
Trump, being his usual gracious self, granted the cheering throng their wish. He called for the young boy to be brought up on stage saying “BRING him up!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2016
The crowd roared its approval as a staffer made his way to the stage & handed the boy to Trump.
Taking hold of the youngster, Trump held the boy up for the crowd to see and gave him a kiss on the cheek.
Once they were at the podium, Trump leaned towards the microphone & asked the young boy what his name was. He responded, “Ned.” The crowd cheered.
Trump tells the crowd, “He’s supposed to look like Donald Trump, but he’s much too good looking. You are really handsome!”
The candidate then asked if he was having a “good time tonight” to which the boy hilariously responded “night.”
Trump then asks “Where’s your daddy, and your mommy?” He quickly adds, “Do you wanna go back with them or stay with Donald Trump?”
In what will surely be one of the most epic moments of the campaign, the young boy leans towards the microphone, pauses for a second, then says… “Trump.”
The entire auditorium erupted. There wasn’t a person not on their feet. Ten thousand people cheering mini-Trump. Absolutely awesome. Videos of the moment the young boy brought down the house quickly spread on social media.
Here’s the short clip with the youngster on stage with Trump.
— We Need Trump (@WeNeedTrump) October 11, 2016
And here’s the full version, from the moment Donald sees the young boy being held up in the crowd.
I was all cozy in my bed?when I got an URGENT CALL that I HAD TO WATCH the video of Mini-Trump & POST IT. She was RIGHT!?Here it is!? pic.twitter.com/NhyIOLr3AN
— Boston Bobblehead (@DBloom451) October 11, 2016
As a candidate, you can’t hope for a better moment than that. Hell, Trump could turn that into a 15-second campaign ad and probably win the election hands down.
Campaign events are typically very tightly scripted. This shows Donald Trump taking the time to break from the script to engage in a moment of spontaneity. It showed his human, fatherly side. And the crowd ate it up.
Let’s hope Trump is propelled to the White House, America is made great again, and we get to enjoy many more of these kinds of moments.