As President Trump was speaking at a rally in Lewis Center, Ohio Saturday evening, he began to visibly perspire, and commented about how hot it was in the building.
Prior to him coming on stage, Associated Press reporter Jonathan Lemire tweeted that “The A/C has failed and it is sweltering in here.”
During the speech, Lemire tweeted again, “The White House press pool is melting.”
Midway through his speech, Trump stopped and remarked, “And even though it’s 110 degrees in this crazy room…. if you can take it, I can take it!”
“In all fairness to the HVAC engineers and contractors, this room wasn’t designed for this,” Trump said.
“If anybody wants to leave, leave! There’s a lot of people out there wanting to get in,” he quipped. “Here’s the good news, you walk out and loose about 10 pounds – that beats going to a gym,” he added.
“So much for my new beautiful suit,” Trump said, to cheers.
Big cheer as Trump acknowledges it’s “110 degrees” in this gym. “If you can take it, I can take it. … If anybody wants to leave, leave! There’s a lot of people out there wanting to get in.” Jokes that at least everyone will lose 10 lbs sweating. #OH12
— Amy B Wang (@amybwang) August 5, 2018
Lol. Trump just now: “Even though it’s 110 degrees in this room right now, if you can take it, I can take it… This room was not designed quite for this crowd. And you people are hot… So much for my brand new beautiful suit.” https://t.co/nBgqZBuDTu
— Kristin Fisher (@KristinFisher) August 5, 2018
The video below is set to begin at the moment Trump made his remarks about the heat.
At Ohio rally, a sweating President Trump notes that it’s hot in his suit.
C’est la vie. Glad I’m not in a suit today in the president’s muggy hometown NYC. pic.twitter.com/sVIPad89sh
— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) August 5, 2018
LEWIS CORNER, Ohio (AP) — The White House press pool is melting
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) August 5, 2018
Moments before Trump rally in Lewis Center, Ohio. The A/C has failed and it is sweltering in here pic.twitter.com/nnEz72Lh8A
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) August 4, 2018