Frank Dawson is still a big fan of President Donald Trump.
Even though the president did call him overweight and tell him to “go home” at Thursday night’s campaign rally in New Hampshire.
(Video: Fox News)
Dawson spoke with Fox News following the event and revealed that he was mistaken for a protester and caught the attention of the president who mocked him as he was being escorted out.
During an interruption as he spoke to the Manchester crowd Thursday, Trump watched the commotion without knowing that Dawson had just grabbed some signs away from protesters. He took a shot at him not realizing he was actually a supporter who had tried to take on anti-Trump demonstrators in the crowd.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 16, 2019
“That guy has got a serious weight problem,” Trump quipped. “Go home, get some exercise!”
“Got a bigger problem than I do. Got a bigger problem than all of us. Now he goes home and his mom says ‘What the hell have you just done?’” he added after security had escorted the man out of the arena.
After the event, Fox News’ Griff Jenkins apparently found Dawson, who assured him he did not hold anything against the president.
“Turns out, he was talking to you,” Jenkins said, interviewing the 31-year law enforcement officer and a veteran of the United States Navy.
“He was, because he didn’t see me rip the signs away from those three people that were sitting near us, and they were trying to cause a ruckus,” Dawson said of the protesters who were reportedly holding up signs that read “Trump Is #BadForTheJews,” ”Jews Against White Nationalism,” and “Jews Against Occupation.”
“They were trying to cause a ruckus and they jumped up and started yelling I don’t care what they were yelling,” he told Jenkins. “It wasn’t going to happen beside me because I’m trying to listen to my president.”
“But I think he thought I was part of it, but I wasn’t, I was the good part of it,” Dawson, sporting a “Trump 2020” shirt, added. “Everything’s good, I love the guy, he’s the best thing that ever happened to this country.”
The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker reported that the president called Dawson “from aboard Air Force One and left him a voicemail” following the New Hampshire event.
President Trump called the supporter he shamed for being overweight at last night’s rally from aboard Air Force One and left him a voicemail, per WH official.
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) August 16, 2019
The arena was filled to capacity in Manchester with about 11,000 people inside as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani marveled at the crowds.
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) August 16, 2019
The president’s lawyer even got a thanks for calling the rallies “masterful performances.”