President Donald Trump mocked the alleged weight problem of someone he thought was a protester at his “Keep America Great” rally in New Hampshire on Thursday night.
A group of protesters behind Trump at the podium apparently started interrupting the president’s speech, prompting the rest of Trump’s supporters to chant “USA” as the group was removed. The president himself weighed in on the situation, declaring about someone he thought was a protester, “that guy’s got a serious weight problem.”
The Boston Globe, however, reported that the overweight man was actually one of the president’s supporters and that Trump mistook him for one of the protesters. CNN’s Kaitlan Collins later reported that Trump called the supporter to thank him for his support.
The president often mocks the protesters who attempt to interrupt his rallies, often using his favorite insult, “go back home to
Where do these people come from?” Trump asked about a protester during a February rally in El Paso, Texas. “Where do they come from? They go back home to Mommy. They get punished when they get home.”