Donald Trump ejected a woman holding a crying baby from his campaign rally on Tuesday morning in Virginia, marking the first time he's been distracted enough to demand the ouster of anyone other than left-wing protesters.
At first the Republican presidential nominee seemed unperturbed by the interruption as he worked his way through his stump speech on America's trade imbalances with China, Mexico and other nations.
"Don't worry about that baby," Trump said from the podium as the child wailed. "I love babies! I love babies. I hear that baby crying - I like it! What a baby, what a beautiful baby."
"Don't worry, don't worry," he reassured the audience in an Ashburn, Virginia high school auditorium. "The mum's running around like, 'Don't worry about it,' you know."
"It's young and beautiful and healthy, and that's what we want," he said.
In time, however, the tyke pushed Trump off his game when he returned to China-bashing and said: "They have ripped us to shreds - ripped us absolutely to shreds!"
"Actually I was only kidding," he said, turning his back to the woman. "You can get the baby out of here."
"That's alright. Don't worry," he reassured her as she gathered her things - and her child - and made her exit.
"I think she really believed me that I love having a baby crying while I'm speaking!" Trump joked with the crowd.
"That's okay. People don't understand. That's okay."
Trump had a less than picture-perfect moment three days ago with two babies, one in each arm, after a Colorado Springs, Colorado rally.
As he posed for photos, one of the infants broke into tears.