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Trump Calls Supporter To Make Things Right After Mistakenly Calling Him Fat, and the Fan Still Loves Him

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President Donald Trump was spitting fire at his New Hampshire rally Thursday night when a group of protesters got too rowdy to remain.

As they were being escorted out of the rally, Trump saw another man nearby screaming and raising his fists, so he had him removed as well.

As security escorted the man out, Trump chided the man over his weight.

“That guy’s got a serious weight problem. Go home, start exercising,” Trump told the Manchester crowd. “Get him out of here, please.”

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But after the rally, Trump learned he had made a mistake.

The man, Frank Dawson, is a Trump supporter and was enthusiastically voicing his opposition to the protesters when Trump mistook him for being a protester himself.

Upon learning what he had done, Trump personally called Dawson from his Air Force One flight back to New Jersey, according to a report from Reuters.

Although he was unable to reach Dawson, Trump’s message was well received.

“I think he thought I was part of [the protest] but I wasn’t. I was the good part of it,” Dawson told “Fox and Friends.”

“Everything’s good. I love the guy. He’s the best thing that ever happened to this country.”

Although reports from the left often say otherwise, this is another example of Trump apologizing for a mistake and humbly attempting to right his wrong.

Rather than playing the victim, Trump-supporting Dawson took the moment in stride and remains a loyal fan of the president. Dawson could have used the moment to give the shark-infested media what they wanted — someone to speak ill of Trump — but he didn’t stoop to their level, and instead stayed true to his principles.

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That is the right way to respond to someone else’s mistake. There are members of Congress who have called media conferences over less.

Trump isn’t perfect, but if you’re listening to CNN or Vice, you would believe he is a monster. This is a good example of his humanity in the face of his own wrong-doing.

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G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal.
G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal and vice president of digital content of Liftable Media.

After graduating law school from the Cecil C. Humphries School of Law, Mr. Hair spent a decade as an attorney practicing at the trial and appellate level in Arkansas and Tennessee. He represented clients in civil litigation, contractual disputes, criminal defense and domestic matters. He spent a significant amount of time representing indigent clients who could not afford private counsel in civil or criminal matters. A desire for justice and fairness was a driving force in Mr. Hair's philosophy of representation. Inspired by Christ’s role as an advocate on our behalf before God, he often represented clients who had no one else to fight on their behalf.

Mr. Hair has been a consultant for Republican political candidates and has crafted grassroots campaign strategies to help mobilize voters in staunchly Democrat regions of the Eastern United States.

In early 2015, he began writing for Conservative Tribune. After the site was acquired by Liftable Media, he shut down his law practice, moved to Arizona and transitioned into the position of site director. He then transitioned to vice president of content. In 2018, after Liftable Media folded all its brands into The Western Journal, he was named executive editor. His mission is to advance conservative principles and be a positive and truthful voice in the media.

He is married and has four children. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
Birthplace
South Carolina
Education
Homeschooled (and proud of it); B.A. Mississippi College; J.D. University Of Memphis
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Culture, Faith, Politics




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