Donald Trump Takes Time Out of a Rally to Bully a Mom ... & Her Crying Baby

donald trumpThey say if you want to make it in politics, you've got to kiss a lot of babies -- but, as with most rules and conventions, Donald Trump apparently thinks this advice doesn't apply to him. The Republican presidential candidate actually went so far as to grumpily throw a crying baby out of a rally today, and he did it with all the sensitivity of a man famous for telling people they're fired on national TV.

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The whole pathetic tantrum (and we're talking about Trump's) happened in the middle of a Trump rally in Ashburn, Virginia, on Tuesday. At first, as the video below shows, Trump tried to pretend like the baby's cries didn't bother him -- as if he were a cool grandpa with some measure of human compassion. 

"Don’t worry about that baby. I love babies," he said. "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."

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Unfortunately, his faux-unflappable facade didn't last very long. As the child continued to cry, Trump's face hardened and his true nature revealed itself.

"Actually, I was only kidding, you can get the baby out of here," he said. "That's all right. Don't worry. I think she really believed me that I love having a baby crying while I'm speaking. That's okay. People don't understand. That's okay."

Whoa. So it wasn't enough to actually evict the fussy infant of one of his supporters from a public event; Trump actually had to mock -- no, make that bully -- the child's mother for believing he had an ounce of goodwill? Really, you have to see this one to believe it:

Incredible. We already knew Trump was impatient and egotistical, but this? This outburst is a whole new level of disgusting.

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It's the literal -- and symbolic -- antithesis of what our current commander in chief, President Barack "Baby Whisperer" Obama, represents: Kindness. Tolerance. Empathy. All of the qualities we need and want in an effective leader. (We'll never stop looking at those adorable photos of Obama and kids ever!) No wonder Obama called Trump "unfit to serve as president" today at a White House news conference with the prime minister of Singapore. The man can't even deal with a crying baby -- how is he supposed to handle the stress of running a country?! To paraphrase Hillary Clinton's recent (and brilliant) quote: A man you can bait with a crying baby is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons. 

There was definitely a big old baby in attendance at Trump's rally today, all right, but it wasn't the one ejected from the event. It was the man on the stage.

 

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