While speaking about the election at a rally in Florida, the president was interrupted by someone in the crowd. Trump stopped mid-sentence to listen to his supporter, who was trying to get his attention to tell him something important.
“This is the weakest presidential –” Trump was saying as the supporter called out to him.
“Hundred year old vet, right here! World War II!” yelled the man.
“One hundred year old veteran right here,” Trump repeated with a smile on his face.
The crowd suddenly erupts, people jump out of their seats and start cheering, with some chanting “USA! USA! USA!”
“He looks beautiful! One hundred, huh? Looks better than I do!” Trump said.
“One hundred, that’s great. What’s your name?” the president asked. Unfortunately, it seems that the crowd was chanting and cheering too loud for him to hear the response.
“Well I wanna thank you very much. And he does NOT need Regeneron, okay? That I can tell you,”
Trump said, referring to the experimental antibody drug by the company Regeneron, which he was prescribed for COVID. “You look fantastic, so sit down and enjoy it, okay? What a beautiful guy. One hundred, you look beautiful, thank you. Congratulations!”
Speaking to the member of the crowd who got his attention, the president said: “That’s great, I’m glad you pointed it out.”
The Trump campaign later posted the clip on its’ Twitter account. “The crowd in #Florida erupts as President @realDonald Trump stopped mid-rally to honor and thank a 100 year old veteran!” the post read.
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) October 16, 2020