Apparently, Donald Trump can only stomach the sound of himself whining.
At a campaign rally in Virginia on Tuesday, the blustering GOP nominee at first seemed to not mind the sounds from a fussy baby in the crowd.
"Don't worry about that baby, I love babies. I love babies. I hear that baby crying. I like it,” Trump told the Ashburn audience.
“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," Trump said of the teacup human.
The caustic candidate switched to China, saying the country has “ripped us to shreds.”
The baby, however, stayed on message and kept crying.
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) August 2, 2016
And Trump, who once boasted he didn’t change diapers, decided he wasn’t so enamored of wailing infants after all.
“Actually, I was only kidding,” he told the mother. “You can get the baby out of here. That’s OK. People don’t understand. That’s OK.”
And of course, Twitter lit up.
Trump Flip Flops On Crying Baby, and Has It Ejected From His Rally https://t.co/4KzPwABD3q
— RedState (@RedState) August 2, 2016
Another baby has started crying. A different baby. Will update if Trump tries to have this baby thrown out as well.
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 2, 2016
Donald Trump Lashes Out at a Crying Baby https://t.co/s4nYEaRJnA
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) August 2, 2016