Bernie Sanders is caught on video telling a crying baby to keep that down during a campaign event


Bernie Sanders is caught on video telling a crying baby to keep that down during a campaign event Published: 14:33 BST, 5 September 2019 | Updated: 15:19 BST, 5 September 2019 One of the most indelible tropes of political campaigning is that candidates love interacting with babies, but Democratic presidential hopeful was not feeling the love when he was interrupted by a shrieking tot at a recent event. The famously cantankerous senator from Vermont was addressing a group of potential voters in Epson, New Hampshire, on Tuesday when a baby present in the room began wailing.  A brief video recorded by an eyewitness at the Circle 9 Ranch Campground Bingo Hall captured what happened next: Sanders was in the middle of talking to a audience member about health care when he turned in the direction of the noise, pointed his finger and said: If we could keep that down a little bit. OK, thanks.  Bernie Sanders was at a campaign stop in Epsom, New Hampshire, Tuesday morning when he had a run in with a cranky child in the audience  Sanders, 77, was talking to a voter about health care when a tot began wailing The often cantankerous candidate pointed and said: If we could keep that down a little bit. OK, thanks Sanders turned to face the audience and resume his remarks, but lost his train of thought for a few seconds, as the video shows The mother and baby have not been identified, but this image shows a woman in yellow holding a young child dressed in a red T shirt standing to the right of Sanders  The 77 year old politician then turned back to face the crowd, as if to resume his interaction with the voter, but appeared to have lost his train of thought for a few seconds in the wake of the infants outburst.  As the news site first reported, the video from the campaign stop was uploaded to Twitter by , research director for President Donald Trumps 2020 re election campaign.  Sanders not feeling the Bern for kids in the audience yesterday… he said in a tweet accompanying the video.  Sanders is no stranger to being around youngsters: he has four grown children and seven grandchildren of his own. The White House hopeful met with potential voters at the Circle 9 Ranch Campground Bingo Hall in Epson, New Hampshire on Tuesday  Sanders shakes hands with potential supporters as he talks with a member of his team  The left wing candidate for the White House has repeatedly invoked his brood in campaign speeches and social media posts, most recently on Tuesday, when he tweeted about climate change: Ive got seven beautiful grandchildren. I will be damned if I leave them a world which is not habitable.  Sanders is not the first politician to have been irked by a squealing tot. In August 2016, then Republican frontrunner Donald Trump infamously ordered a mother and her crying infant to leave his rally in Virginia, saying in the middle of his stomp speech: you can get the baby out of here.  Moments later, Trump pivoted and declared that he loves babies.  According to a Marquette University Law School poll released on Wednesday, Sanders is currently trailing the Democratic front runner, former Vice President Joe Biden, with 20 per cent of registered Democrats and independents.  The comments below have not been moderated. By posting your comment you agree to our . Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual. Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. Well ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook. You can choose on each post whether you would like it to be posted to Facebook. Your details from Facebook will be used to provide you with tailored content, marketing and ads in line with our . Published by Associated Newspapers Ltd Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday Metro Media Group




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