Trump fat-shames adoring fan - by mistake

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Published on August 16, 2019 - Duration: 00:36s

Trump fat-shames adoring fan - by mistake

President Donald Trump during a rally in New Hampshire on Thursday mistook a supporter of his to be a protester, prompting him to look up at the man and say, "that guy’s got a serious weight problem.

Go home, start exercising.

Get him out of here please".

The man, Frank Dawson, later told "Fox and Friends" that he was not upset.

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Trump fat-shames adoring fan - by mistake

Afterwarthe rally Trump found out Dawson was a supporter and placed a call to him from Air Force One on his flight from Manchester back to New Jersey, where he is on a working vacation.

A senior administration official said Trump could not reach Dawson but left the man a voicemail.

Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" show contacted Dawson, who said he was not upset by Trump's comment about his weight.

"I think he thought I was part of it (the protest) but I wasn't.

I was the good part of it," he said.

"Everything's good.

I love the guy.

He's the best thing that ever happened to this country."

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