WATCH: Rancher Thanks Trump for Border Wall Support by Giving Belt Buckle to Barron
A rancher in Texas showed his support for President Trump's border wall, thanking the commander-in-chief Thursday by giving him a large belt buckle for his 12-year-old son, Barron.
Jillian Mele said on "Fox & Friends" that local rancher Monty Awbrey's gift was meant as a gesture of thanks, as Trump met with Border Patrol officials in McAllen, Texas.
Wearing a white Make America Great Again hat on the trip, Trump held the belt buckle up to show the crowd.
"He’s bribing the president!" Trump joked.
"I want this to be out in the open, everybody. I don’t know if this is worth 10 cents or if it's worth $50,000, but that’s very nice of you," said Trump, as he shook Awbrey's hand.
Trump looked confused at first when Awbrey began to remove the buckle from his belt, but as one commenter noted on Twitter: if a Texan gives you their belt buckle, you're family.
Awbrey had just spoken in support of the proposed border wall during an immigration roundtable, highlighting the difficulties faced by the Border Patrol in the area.
Love the comments https://t.co/hGoHYniaKf
— Monty Awbrey (@monty_awbrey) January 11, 2019
On his trip to Texas, Trump also spoke to Sean Hannity, accusing Democrats of playing politics with their refusal to support funding for the border wall.
"They'll do whatever they can to win," he said, one day after he walked out of a meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer as the partial government shutdown reaches three weeks.
Watch the sweet moment above.