Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine joined the battle over Donald Trump and the crying baby, implying that's what the Republican nominee is.
"I saw that Donald Trump kicked a crying baby out of an event earlier today, so as I'm thinking about pre-K sometimes you wonder who the baby is," the Democratic nominee for vice president told a crowd in Daytona Beach, Fla. "Right? You wonder who the baby is."
Donald Trump spoke on Tuesday morning at a rally in Virginia, where he was interrupted by a crying baby. Initially, Trump responded by saying, "Don't worry about that baby, I love babies... I hear that baby crying, I like it." Trump then quickly changed his tune.
"Actually, I was only kidding you can get the baby out of here. That's alright. Don't worry," Trump said after the child continued to cry. "I think she really believed me that I love having a baby crying while I'm speaking. That's OK. People don't understand. That's OK."
The unusual interaction caught the public's attention on Tuesday and prompted some headlines lampooning Trump's actions, including New York Magazine's "Trump to baby: You're Fired."
As the Democratic National Committee bleeds staffers resigning in the wake of an internal email dump and Trump seeks to fight back against controversy surrounding his remarks about the family of a dead veteran, the political weaponization of a crying child presented an unusual distraction for both Trump and Kaine.