During a rally, Trump spoke into the microphone and made fun of a protester for being overweight.
“That guy has got a serious weight problem. Go home, get some exercise,” Trump said in a video tweeted by journalist Aaron Rupar.
The next day, Trump aides reported that the president called the man he mocked. Talking Points Memo has confirmedthat the man was actually a Trump supporter, not a Trump protester.
Trump told him that it was the president calling and then insisted that he was not talking about him and was instead shaming someone else. He ended the phone call by thanking the protester for his support, according to a tweet made by White House correspondent Maggie Haberman.