Viral 'I've Always Been a Hugger': NC Boy Describes Viral Hug With President Trump
Trump mocked on social media after hugging child.
The young boy who went viral for asking President Trump for a hug during the president's visit to hurricane-ravaged North Carolina appeared on "Fox & Friends" on Friday.
As Trump visited Temple Baptist Church in New Bern and met with residents on Wednesday, he was approached by young Tucker Newton.
“Can I have a hug?” the boy asked.
“Yes!” Trump replied enthusiastically, embracing Tucker and drawing "awws" from the crowd.
The moment went viral on social media, though some Trump critics still mocked the president over it.
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Tucker told the "Fox & Friends" co-hosts why he decided to approach the president and ask for a hug.
"I've always been a hugger, and I was just like, 'Hey, let's hug the president,'" Tucker said.
Ainsley Earhardt asked him what his first reaction was when he saw Trump in New Bern, and Tucker had a hilarious response: "Whoa!"
He explained that he and other volunteers were at the church to hand out food and water to people affected by Hurricane Florence, which is estimated to have caused at least $100 million in damage in New Bern alone.
"We wanted to help them because even though our house wasn't touched, we wanted to make an impact, we wanted to help people in need," Tucker said.
Earhardt concluded the interview by asking who needed the hug more, he or the president.
"I think the president," Tucker replied.
Watch the "Fox & Friends" segment above, and see Jesse Watters respond to people who criticized Trump for the hug.