“Don the Con, you’re fired!” said the banner unfurled at the event in Battle Creek, Michigan, as the House voted to impeach the president.
Trump demanded that the protesters be removed, although he seemed to notice only one of them ― perhaps because she was giving him the double bird as she was escorted out.
Or, as Trump later called it, “a horrible gesture with the wrong finger.”
A second protester waved her hat as she left, but Trump appeared fixated on the first woman.
“Get her out,” he said. “Get her out of here.”
The crowd booed and chanted “USA!” as the protesters were escorted out.
Trump called the woman who gave him the finger “a real slob” and “a disgusting person,” and he said, “She’ll get hell when she gets back home with Mom.”
Then he complained that security officers at the event were “so politically correct” and didn’t grab her by the wrists as they took her out.
“You gotta get a little bit stronger than that, folks,” he griped as the crowd cheered.
Trump also complained of “politically correct” security at an event last week when a woman entered a pen near the stage with a banner reading “Grabbing power back.”
She also gave him the finger.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article initially misgendered the second protestor. We regret the error.