Donald Trump continues to violate all the most fundamental norms of campaigning, even the informal ones like pretending to love kissing babies, even when the babies start crying.
Donald Trump asked a woman with a crying baby to leave his rally in Ashburn, Virginia on Tuesday.
The GOP nominee initially suggested that he did not mind the disruption.
“Don’t worry about that baby. I love babies,” Trump said after hearing the baby crying during an aside about the trade imbalance. “Don’t worry about it. I love babies. I hear that baby crying, I like it. What a baby. What a beautiful baby. Don’t worry, don’t worry. The mom’s running around like—don’t worry about it, you know. It’s young and beautiful and healthy and that’s what we want.”
Trump then returned to his non-baby-related remarks, only to hear the baby make more noise.
“They have ripped us to shreds, ripped us absolutely to shreds,” Trump said of China, before turning back to the woman with the child.
“Actually, I was only kidding, you can get the baby out of here,” the Republican nominee said to laughter and applause. “That’s all right. Don’t worry. I, I think she really believed me that I love having a baby crying while I’m speaking. That’s OK. People don’t understand. That’s OK.”
Lord only knows what his “campaign” will look like come November.