Like many, I was appalled to see the President of the United States mocking the weight of a protester on Thursday night. The type of juvenile taunting was degrading more for the office of Donald Trump than the protester. It turns out however that it was not even degrading for the protester at all, but a Trump supporter who was wrongly insulted by the President. The man is Frank Dawson who had taken away a sign from a protester. He was actually wearing a “Trump 2020” teeshirt.
Trump stopped his speech to ridicule the weight of protester by declaring “That guy’s got a serious weight problem. Go home. Start exercising.”
What is incredible is that Trump’s supporters are so firm that Dawson did not mind and did not even object to being ridiculed. He is quoted as saying “Everything’s good. I love the guy. He’s the best thing that’s ever happened to this country.”
Now that is a base.