US President Donald Trump tries to catch a hat that the wind had blown from the head of a US Marine guarding Marine One following Trump's arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, July 8, 2017, following a 4-day trip to Poland and Germany for the G20 Summit. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Frank Luna, Rare.us
ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md.
A lighthearted moment between President Donald Trump and a Marine is going viral.
While preparing to board Marine One on Saturday, a Marine standing guard at the entrance of the helicopter had his hat blown off by the wind. Trump retrieved the hat, placed it back on the Marine’s head and patted him on the arm.
The Marine, obviously bound to his stationary position, could do nothing about his renegade hat. But don’t worry – the president again retrieved the young Marine’s headgear. This time, Trump handed the hat to the military officer who was escorting him to Marine One, who then handed the hat back to the Marine.
“This was kind of a light moment, we just wanted to play it for you, provide a little, a little relief as we’ve covered all the serious news,” a CNN anchor said.
“He’s trying to right the ship here, help out the Marine who’s standing alongside, apparently cannot move from his current position.”
Trump was returning to Washington, D.C., from the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, where he met with Russia president Vladimir Putin, who denied that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.