Donald Trump found a new enemy to target Wednesday night: his microphone.
During a campaign event in Pensacola, Florida, Trump went into a tirade over a faulty sound system.
“And by the way, I don’t like this mic,” Trump said after criticizing America’s trade policy with China. “Whoever the hell bought this mic system, don’t pay the son of a bitch who brought it in.” More after the cut…
Trump has been known to show frustration and agitation on the campaign trail, but it’s usually been reserved for protesters and his political opponents as opposed to sound equipment or the workers that are responsible for it.
“This mic is terrible,” Trump continued. “Stupid mic keeps popping.”
He also suggested that the employee shouldn’t be paid.
Trump acknowledges "stupid mic" situation. Tells his advance guy "you hear that George? Don't pay! I guarantee I'm not paying for this mic."
— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) January 14, 2016
“Don’t pay him. Don’t pay him,” he said. “You know I believe in paying, but when somebody does a bad job like this stupid mic, you shouldn’t pay the bastard.”
An ABC News reporter tweeted Trump’s remarks in their entirety:
Trump tonight really went off…on his microphone. The crowd laughed but he was really annoyed. Take a read pic.twitter.com/OVTLk439Wd
— John Santucci (@JTSantucci) January 14, 2016