Donald Trump appeared to awkwardly miss his son’s attempt for a hug at a rally in Kenosha, Wisconsin, US.
Footage from the lively rally yesterday, November 2, Donald Trump Jr implores the gathered voters to “make liberals cry again,” prompting a laugh from the crowd.
He shouts: “Get out there and do it, Wisconsin!”
While the crowd wave MAGA banners and cheer, Trump Jr then appears to try and hug his dad, moving both his arms on either side of him.
Unfortunately, the 74-year-old US President appears to either not notice or reject the gesture.
With his arms left hanging, Trump Jr appears to pat his dad’s back.
The rally footage was widely shared on Reddit and edited with sad violin music in a minor key, receiving more than 59,000 up-votes.
Commentators were divided as to whether it was a genuine attempt at a hug, or if it was a shoulder pat from the get-go.
“I imagine hugging Trump would be like hugging a bag of lukewarm cottage cheese,” joked one person.
A second said: “It’s debatable as to whether he even went in for a hug.”
Someone else insisted: “He was patting him on the shoulder. Trump had almost all of his kids up there doing a little impromptu speech.”
Other people blasted Trump Jr’s joke, saying it was divisive.
A senior citizen fumed: “Back in my day, people who got kicks off seeing people cry were referred to as bullies.
“So you want to out yourself as a bully?
“How does that translate outside of politics, exactly? I think I already know.”
In another bizarre moment from the election, a model claims to have named her sex toy “Trump” and says it helps her achieve orgasm by making her think of money.
Since he became US President in 2016, Trump has lost more than a billion dollars from his net worth.
It’s likely his businesses, many of which are hotels and golf courses, have suffered from the coronavirus pandemic.