President Donald Trump attended the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) where he gave a critical speech and hugged a flag while saying, “I love you, baby.” 

Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!

A week of political news in your in-box.
We find the news you need to know, so you don't have to.

This isn’t the first time Trump hugs a flag at CPAC. Last year, the president did something similar as he was walking on stage. 

It quickly became a campaign talking point for supporters. In an interview with Fox & Friends on Sunday, Kayleigh McEnany, Trump’s reelection campaign press secretary, said Trump “hugging the flag, kissing the flag, he’s just distinctly Americana and it’s something that Bernie Sanders will never have.”

Earlier in his speech, Trump also mocked 17-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg for being named Time’s “Person of the Year” ahead of him. “This year, I lost to Greta,” Trump said. “I said, ‘Who?’” Trump didn’t take the mockery much further though: “I’m not going to get involved in that because, last time, I got in a little trouble.”

Read more about:

Get the free uPolitics mobile app for the latest political news and videos

iPhone Android

Leave a comment