A crowd attending a rally hosted by President Trump in Missouri spontaneously began singing “Amazing Grace” after a woman had fallen ill and collapsed.
The President, unlike his predecessor who liked to talk over the commotion when such things happened at events, paused proceedings and sought out medical assistance.
“Is there a doctor in the house, please?” Trump requested, pointing at the woman. “Doctor? Please. Thank you.”
What happened next was something you don’t often see – an entire crowd of people joining in song to prayerfully help the woman recover from her ailment.
WATCH: Supporters sing “Amazing Grace” as emergency workers respond to a medical incident in the crowd at a Trump rally in Missouri pic.twitter.com/dR3yTa7Vnn
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) November 6, 2018
Despite the stakes involved in his last political speech before the critical midterm elections, President Trump paused the rally for nearly 10 minutes while EMTs tended to the woman.
“Take your time,” he told them. “We have plenty of time, right?”
Medical emergencies tend to be common at political rallies of this caliber, as security insists people stay in place for lengthy periods and a lack of water or excessive heat can lead to fainting.
What isn’t common was the crowd’s impromptu song.
“That was really something,” Trump told the crowd as the woman was taken out on a stretcher. “I want to just thank everybody for the way you behaved. That was beautiful. At the end that was beautiful.”
People sing “Amazing Grace” as someone who had a medical emergency at the Trump rally is taken away on a stretcher. pic.twitter.com/LexKHdXlEn
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 6, 2018
Not an Obama Rally
The responses to incidents such as this are remarkably different when they occur at a Trump rally as opposed to an Obama rally.
After a young girl passed out at one of her speeches, First Lady Michelle Obama attributed it to an improper diet and claimed “rich kids” know how to eat. Nothing like a little class warfare and a backhanded insult for the poor girl.
At an event in 2007, then-candidate Barack Obama observed firefighters rushing to help a woman who had passed out, and equated his own efforts by telling the crowd, “Well, I’m not the only one stopping to help her.”
In another clip, Obama dismisses the severity of the medical emergency by saying ‘they’ll be fine,’ jokes about drinking water, leads the crowd in an exercise routine, then shouts ‘I love you too’ to a fan.
And there you have it. While something like this happens at a Trump rally he stops and waits for them to be tended to, while the crowd sings prayerful songs. He puts the spotlight on the person, not himself.
By contrast, Obama makes jokes and puts the spotlight on him, and of course, makes sure everyone knew someone in the crowd yelled ‘I love you.’
His crowd cheered Obama. Trump’s crowd cheered the woman who needed help.
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