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Newlyweds PJ and Nicole Mongelli told Fox News that they “didn’t even have to think twice” about where their wedding was going to take place before booking the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. since they are such big fans of the president. But even after sending multiple wedding invitations to Trump, they never expected that he’d actually show up.
Social media posts by the couple’s family and friends show Trump greeting the Mongelli’s in a private room before the reception. In one video, the bride tells the president how much she loves him and asks him for a hug.
The couple then asked the president if he would make an appearance at their reception, saying that guests wanted to sing “God Bless America” to him. He obliged and joined their guests, who greeted him with chants of “2020” and “USA.”
So honored to have President Trump @realDonaldTrump at my brothers wedding last night at @TrumpBedminster . Thank you for making their dream come true! #45 #KAG #2020 #USA @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/hwlxaIQpYH
— Heather Mazzo (@Heatha29) July 21, 2019
PJ’s sister, Heather Mazzo, posted a video to Twitter where the guests are heard screaming “2020” as the president appears at the steps of the ballroom.
“I was in shock!” Mazzo tells Yahoo Lifestyle of the experience while calling the thousands of responses to the video that she posted “surreal.”
The couple’s wedding website mentioned that their wedding hashtag was #MakingMarriageGreatAgain. A guest shared photos of the couple’s Trump-themed wedding details — including a chocolate gold bar that says Trump as a party favor and a Trump 2020 flag hanging on one of the venue’s mirrors.
Hundreds of people responded to the videos and photos of the wedding posted to social media. Some were upset by the president’s attempt to kiss the bride.
— JacksonVOL (@Fshelton1300) July 21, 2019
Gross! From the looks of things, he did not get permission to kiss her. Lawdy, I hope she got her shots updated prior to that kiss! #DumpTrump2020
— Brenda MoreAls (@rowgirlrow) July 22, 2019
Creepy... and what was the reason he had to kiss the bride?
— 🌊Sheryl Lynne #tRumpIsARa_ist (@shossy2) July 22, 2019
Neither PJ nor Nicole immediately responded to Yahoo Lifestyle’s requests for comment. However, during a Monday morning appearance on Fox & Friends, the couple told Fox News that they planned their nuptials around Trump’s schedule.
“For him to come not once, but twice, was just such a beautiful thing,” PJ said. “Just shows the character he has.”
As for any guests that aren’t fans of Trump, Nicole simply said, “We’re all very proud Americans.”
Trump National Golf Club Bedminster did not immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment.
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