Trump mocked one of his own supporters over their weight
The leader of the Free World, President Trump, has mocked one of his own supporters for their weight.
The incident took place yesterday in New Hampshire when the president mistook the man for a protestor trying to disrupt the event. While giving a speech to his supporters, protestors interrupted Trump at the Southern New Hampshire University Arena.
This is the moment the president unknowingly insulted his own supporter:
"That guy has got a serious weight problem. Go home, start exercising," Trump said, apparently believing that he was addressing a protestor.
It didn't take long for it to emerge that the man Trump was addressing was actually trying to defend the president by taking a sign from a protestor.
According to the Associated Press, when the protestors were taken away, the man shook his fist in support of President Trump.
The mistake was brought to light by journalist Jennifer Jacobs, who revealed on Twitter that the three protestors were of a slim build.
The man, Frank Dawson, a former police officer and Navy veteran, was subsequently identified and interviewed by Fox News.
"I think he thought I was part of it but I wasn't - I was the good part of it," Dawson said, saying he wasn't offended. "Everything's good. I love the guy. He's the best thing that ever happened to this country."
When the president discovered that he'd accidentally insulted a supporter, he made a point of calling Dawson from Air Force One, a White House official revealed to the Washington Post.
The president famously served up a fast-food feast on silverware during the government shutdown in January.