TUSCARORA — In a packed house at Mohegan Sun Arena near Wilkes-Barre, thousands came to see Donald Trump on Monday night.
Instead of seeing just Trump, they got Trump and a much smaller version of the presidential candidate.
“Now he’s supposed to look like Donald Trump. He’s actually much too good looking. You are really handsome,” Donald Trump said Monday night in Wilkes-Barre Township.
Trump locked eyes with the tiny tot with a little help from the crowd. Once Trump brought him on stage, the 2-year-old boy from Schuylkill County stole the spotlight. He even chose to stay with Trump over his parents.
“Do you want to go back to them or do you want to stay with Donald Trump?” Trump asked.
“Trump!” the child replied.
Fresh off what has become his worldwide debut and all the media attention, Newswatch 16 met Hunter Tirpak who some are calling Baby Trump at his home in Tuscarora.
“Who are you dressed like?” the station asked.
“Trump,” Hunter said.
Don’t let the red tie, black suit, and comb-over fool you. Hunter is like any other 2-year-old. He just happens to have “the hair.”
His mother says it’s all about bringing good humor to a heated election.
“To have us support a candidate and support such a light-hearted, nice, innocent manner is what we were going for. You might not like Donald Trump, but you’ll like Baby Trump,” Jessica Tirpak said.
Hunter may be too young to understand that he’s been dubbed Baby Trump. His family says they will cherish the moment forever.
“This is a small town. Bringing a positive story to this little town to this little county, nationally, internationally is really awesome,” Jessica Tirpak said.
Hunter plans to make a debut on live national news on Wednesday.