During his speech at the 36th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Monday, President Trump honored all of America’s police officers who have fallen in the line of duty, as well as their families.
However, he took a little extra time out for the son of one of those officers, a 6-year-old boy named Micah.
In a video that’s quickly gone viral, the president reached under the podium and flipped his personal cap to the young boy who lost his police officer father in a gun battle in Phoenix, Arizona, last year.
“And just to show you, by the way, how much I love our police, I said, oh, I’m going to need a hat because it’s so windy today,” Trump said in his remarks, holding up the hat.
“I said, when I got out of here, there’s no way I’m going to put on this hat. So we’ll leave off the hat. And this is for you, Micah. That’s for our beautiful Micah down there.”
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the gesture actually drew the ire of the left on social media, because of course it did.