Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has once more found himself in the middle of a controversy, after unceremoniously booting a mother with a crying child out of a rally in Ashburn, Virginia, on Tuesday.
The incident happened while the GOP nominee was delivering a speech in front of his supporters. While he was speaking, a baby started making noise. At first, however, the brash nominee nonchalantly stated that he was okay with the baby's noise.
"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," he said.
The baby did not stop crying, however, which prompted the presidential candidate to directly tell the mother to leave. The GOP candidate even stated that he was only joking when he said he didn't mind the baby's noise.
"Actually, I was only kidding, you can get the baby out of here. 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," he said.
His supporters laughed, and some even applauded.
One of Trump's supporters, who was also a mother herself, stated that the Republican bet was completely within his rights to throw out the mother and her child. After all, the baby's noise seemed like it was throwing off the candidate's concentration.
"Do I think that some of the things he said are hurtful? Maybe, yeah. But that's the beauty of our First Amendment. We should be able to say things no matter what," she said.
The past week has not been kind on Trump and his controversial stance on women. Just last weekend, he invited widespread criticism after alleging that Gold Star mother Ghazala Khan did not speak at the Democratic National Convention due to her Muslim faith.
Apart from this, he also alleged in an interview with USA Today that women who are sexually harassed at work should simply find new careers. During the same interview, Trump also defended alleged sex offender Roger Ailes, calling him "very talented" and "a good person."