Shortly after President Obama defended a Donald Trump supporter at a rally for Hillary Clinton in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the Republican nominee insisted something else entirely had happened. While speaking to supporters in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Trump suggested Obama spent most of the viral moment “screaming” at the elderly gentleman who raised a Trump campaign sign. NBC News and other outlets were quick to fact-check the claim on Friday night, but that didn’t stop the real estate mogul from repeating it at another rally held in Tampa, Florida Saturday morning.
“Whenever there’s a protester, the only time those cameras move — the only time — they pick out a protester because that’s a negative thing. And yet Obama today spoke,” said Trump on Friday, “and there was a protester, and a protester that likes us. What happened is they wouldn’t put the cameras on him. They kept the cameras on Obama… he was talking to the protester, screaming at him. Really screaming at him.”