President Donald Trump, speaking at what's being called a "campaign event" at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport in Florida Saturday, invited a supporter to come onstage and address the crowd of reportedly 9,000 people.
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While the president was beginning to outline the ways in which he was supportive of police officers, he turned his attention to a gentleman who he said had been "all over television, saying the best things."
He then instructed the man to join him onstage. As the man fought his way through the crowd, the Secret Service detail briefly detained him, but Trump told them to let him through telling them he wasn't "worried" about the man.
The gentleman hugged the president and then briefly addressed the crowd:
"Mr. president — we the people...are the reason our president is standing in front of us today," he said. "When Trump promised us all these things he was gonna do for us, I knew he was gonna do this for us."
As the man left the stage, Trump told the crowd, "A star is born...I wouldn't say the Secret Service was thrilled with that, but we know our people, right?"
The crowd chanted "USA! USA!" in response.