Jenna Lee Speaks to Mom Whose Baby Made Headlines by Crying at Trump Event
The mother of a baby who interrupted a recent Donald Trump event is speaking out and setting the record straight.
Devan Ebert joined Jenna Lee on "Happening Now" today to explain that she and her crying child were not kicked out of the event in Ashburn, Va. - as it was widely reported.
She said that Trump and the audience were amused by the baby crying at an inopportune time, and everyone responded graciously.
“Don’t worry about that baby, I love babies,” Trump said.
Ebert revealed that she made the decision to leave with the one-and-a-half-year-old to avoid disturbing fellow attendees, and she didn't even hear Trump remark, “Actually, I was only kidding — you can get the baby out of here … I think she really believed me that I love having a baby crying while I’m speaking.”
Ebert said that she was caught off-guard when she later saw the media running with the headline that Trump kicked a child out of his rally.
"When I got home and I heard it on the news, I laughed," Ebert said. "Mr. Trump, he's got this dry sense of humor that everybody just takes so wrong."
She added that she found Trump's remark "hilarious" and she wasn't insulted "one little bit."
"When your baby starts making the [disturbance] in that crowd, in that one event and all the spotlights [are] on you, it's so nice to have that comic relief to kind of take some of that pressure off of you."
Watch the "Happening Now" interview above.