During a campaign rally in Sanford, FL, Donald Trump stood in front of two people holding signs that said "Blacks for Trump." The GOP candidate turned around to read the posters and said, "I like those signs. Blacks for Trump. You watch — you watch. Those signs are great, thank you."
Trump notices signs behind him: "Blacks for Trump -- you watch. You watch." pic.twitter.com/UrQO6wPXMe— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) October 25, 2016
There's just one problem — while one of the sign carriers appears to be a black man, the other appears to be a white woman. Twitter quickly took notice and pointed out the irony. Here are some of the most memorable reactions.
Trump rally in Florida today features a "Blacks for Trump" sign, brought to you by an old white woman pic.twitter.com/71MJfKLswI— Omar Ghabra (@omarghabra) October 25, 2016
Shout-out to the white hand holding up a "Blacks for Trump" sign at the rally in Florida.— James Willems (@JamesWillems) October 25, 2016
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 look at the woman holding the 'Blacks For Trump' sign. I'm dead https://t.co/wakVcoYMJB
— Austin (@AustinDarbo) October 25, 2016
A white woman is holding a "Blacks for Trump" sign pic.twitter.com/LjalmyQ00D
— AnnaMaria Di Pietro (@AnnaMariaDP) October 25, 2016
Apparently it happens more than we think.
Folks noticing the white woman behind Trump with the "Blacks for Trump" sign... Happens often. Here's a photo from Las Vegas last week. pic.twitter.com/nyqS0nnucx
— Chris Moody (@moody) October 25, 2016
Besides the Las Vegas incident, a similar picture emerged from a rally on Oct. 12 in Lakeland, FL. As CBS pointed out, it's possible that signs were poorly placed by the Trump campaign and that his supporters got confused when picking them up. As for the black man? The Miami New Times reports that "he's a former member of the murderous Yahweh ben Yahweh cult."