A touching moment occurred at a recent campaign rally in Florida for President Donald Trump.
The crowd celebrated as the president interrupted his own speech to celebrate a 100-year-old veteran, The Daily Caller reported.
The moment occurred at a Trump campaign rally in Ocala, Florida, on Friday. The president was delivering his speech to the crowd when members of the audience alerted him to the fact that there was a 100-year-old veteran in attendance.
When Trump realized, he stopped his speech and then proceeded to honor the man.
“One-hundred-year-old veteran right here,” the president said, giving the man applause. “He looks beautiful — 100, huh? He looks better than I do. One hundred, that’s great.”
The crowd celebrates
The crowd then rose to its feet, and began clapping and chanting “USA! USA!”
Trump asked the man his name, and then continued: “Well I want to thank you very much. He does not need Regeneron, OK, that I can tell you. You look fantastic, so sit down and enjoy it. What a beautiful guy. One hundred, you look beautiful. Thank you. Congratulations.”
It was a special moment that, thankfully, was captured on video and posted to Twitter. Watch it for yourself in the clip below:
The crowd just went wild as Trump stopped his rally to honor a 100 year old veteran. pic.twitter.com/OFGW9xQJS2
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) October 16, 2020
A key demographic
In many ways, this 100-year-old veteran represents a group, the senior voting bloc, among whose members the president is believed to have lost some significant support.
It is one of the largest voting blocs in the country, and Florida contains a large portion of that group, which makes up a significant portion of the state’s electorate. In other words, it’s a group that the president would do well to win over, and perhaps the above incident is a good sign.
A recent FiveThirtyEight poll, for what it’s worth, indicates that Trump trails Biden 53-42% among senior voters in Florida. It’s a stat that’s difficult to believe, though, considering Trump won the senior vote in Florida by 17 points back in 2016, Fox News reported.