A journalist who said he was at the rally where Republican nominee Donald Trump allegedly kicked out a baby says the media’s version of what happened is wrong.
During a campaign rally, a baby began to cry and Trump interrupted his own speech to say,”Don’t worry about that baby, I love babies. … I hear that baby crying. I like it.”
Shortly after, Trump said to get the baby out of the rally.
Daniel Dale, a reporter with the Toronto Star,stated that Trump did not actually kick the baby out of his rally in Ashburn, Va. Dale wrote that the mother of the baby left of her own free will.
“One minute later, though, the baby began to cry again. This time, the mother quickly decided to take the baby out of the room. Trump, looking in our direction, appeared to notice that she was on her way to the exit. And then he said, “Actually, I was only kidding. You can get the baby out of here,” Dale wrote.
Dale said that while Trump’s remarks could either be a joke or an embarrassing comment, they were not a call to actually kick the baby out of the rally. Dale also pointed out that the mother ended up returning after the baby settled down.
“One other salient fact is missing from all the pieces on babygate. Mom and baby, very much not kicked out, came back to their seat a bit later. The baby was sucking a pacifier, silent,” Dale wrote.
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