A heartwarming moment from Thursday night’s otherwise dismal town hall live event on NBC quickly captured the hearts of voters, as a female member of the audience told President Donald Trump that he has “a great smile” and is “so handsome” when he smiles, with applause of agreement from the audience.
Most of the discussion around the town event event has been focused on the bizarre and partisan questions of NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, whose performance has been widely panned by viewers.
Towards the end of the event, an older woman who described herself as a Republican who is leaning towards voting for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden stood up to ask the President a question.
“Good evening, Mr. President. I have to say you have a great smile,” the woman said.
Trump appeared to be taken aback by the unexpected compliment from an audience after being forced to endure over an hour’s worth from petulant nagging by Savannah Guthrie.
“Gotcha… thank you,” Trump said, appearing slightly embarrassed before flashing his beaming trademark grin.
“He does, you’re so handsome when you smile,” the woman added, to thunderous applause from the audience.
The clip quickly went viral after being posted to Twitter by multiple outlets, and can be viewed below.
"You're so handsome when you smile," a questioner says to President Trump pic.twitter.com/9fevidPC6S
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 16, 2020
Full-time left-wing Twitter activists immediately began seething over the wholesome, humanizing interaction between President Trump and a prospective voter.
WHO IS THIS PERSON TELLING TRUMP YOU’RE SO HANDSOME??? What is happening???
— Young Daddy (@Toure) October 16, 2020
A concurrent town hall event with Joe Biden received much less attention, due to the Democratic candidate’s less energetic nature and the fawning partisanship of the questions asked by the moderator and the audience.