‘That Guy Has Got a Serious Weight Problem’: Trump Fat Shames Protester At Rally, Then Claims His Campaign Is All ‘About Love’
During a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Thursday night, President Donald Trump fat-shamed a protester, mockingly telling him to get exercise. He then proclaimed that he created a political movement “built on love.”
About halfway through the rally, at the Southern New Hampshire University Arena in Manchester, a protester sitting high up in the stadium interrupted Trump’s speech, attracting the president’s attention.
Security personnel escorted the protester out of the arena as the rest of the rally booed.
“That guy has got a serious weight problem. Go home, start exercising,” Trump said from the lectern while watching the scene.
“Gotta bigger problem than I do. Got a bigger problem than all of us,” Trump added, apparently referencing his own weight. “Now he goes home and his mom says, ‘What the hell have you just done.’”
Seconds later, Trump continued his speech to say, “Our movement is built on love.”
Wow. Trump mocks a protester for purportedly being overweight.
"That guy has got a serious weight problem. Go home, get some exercise," he says. pic.twitter.com/Nsk1RxvQMf
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 16, 2019
But despite the “love” theme, Trump proceeded to mock his Democratic opponents in the 2020 presidential race, particularly Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Trump’s speech Thursday was his second public event since back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3 and Dayton, Ohio, on Aug. 4 killed 31 people and injured many more.
The suspect in the El Paso shooting allegedly admitted that he targeted Mexican immigrants and was inspired by Trump’s rhetoric.