Donald Trump tried something different on Thursday, hosting about 120 people for a small-scale town hall event about trade issues in a parking lot that could easily hold 5,000.
For his trouble, he got a one-on-one exchange with an elderly anti-Semite who insisted 'Zionists' are dictating American military policy.
Warren Goddard of Portsmouth grabbed the microphone from an aide for what was to be the final question of the day, and delivered a pair of zingers.
'Number one, I'm opposed to the murder of unborn babies being legal,' he said. 'Number two, I'm opposed to our wasting our military in the Middle East on behalf of Zionist Israel.'
Trump was unflappable, staring him down.
'Lemme just tell you that Israel is a very, very important ally of the United States,' he replied. 'And we are going to protect them 100 per cent. 100 percent! They've been our most reliable – it's our true friend over there – and we're going to protect Israel 100 per cent.'