Video of Donald Trump Hitting Child With Baseball Viewed Over 1 Million Times

Clips of Donald Trump accidentally hitting a child in the head with a baseball while attending a World Series game last month have gone viral.

The footage shows a child asking for the former president to sign his ball during the game between Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros at Truist Park in Atlanta on October 31.

The boy then tosses the baseball to Trump, who asks for a pen in order to sign it.

After signing the ball, Trump throws it into the crowd and appears to accidentally hit another child in the head. The young boy doesn't appear to have been hurt during the incident.

The clip was first posted by user loupastore27 along with the caption "I got Mr. trumps autographs at the World Series" on TikTok, where it has since been viewed more than 869,700 times.

A shortened version of the clip was also posted onto Twitter by Republican attorney Ron Filipkowski, who resigned from a Florida state commission in protest at the raid at the home of former Department of Health data scientist Rebekah Jones in December 2020.

Filipkowski's clip of the ball throwing incident has since been viewed more than 229,400 times.

@loupastore27

I got Mr. trumps autographs at the World Series

♬ original sound - loupastore27

Trump tosses autographed baseball and hits kid in the head at the World Series. pic.twitter.com/DNQmvFWKYH

— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) November 5, 2021

A number of people praised the footage in the comments under the original TikTok video.

"I'm a Biden supporter, but this is pretty wholesome," wrote TikTok user Thaumi.

"I don't like Donald Trump nor did I or would I vote for him, but that's a cool experience and a cool thing to do no matter who you are," added Jesse Dalton.

Other videos which went viral in the wake of Trump's appearance at the Game 4 of the World Series include one of former First Lady Melania Trump appearing to give a faded smile after looking at her husband in the stand and another of the crowd singing "let's go Brandon"—a new Republican catchphrase which is chanted instead of the explicit "f**k Joe Biden," which has also being sung across sporting events across the country in recent weeks.

Ahead of his appearance, Trump released a statement in which he thanked Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred and Randy Levine of the New York Yankees for inviting him and Melania to the game.

However, MLB later denied that the former president was invited and that he "requested to attend the game," reported The Associated Press.

Loupastore27 has been contacted for comment.

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Former president of the United States Donald Trump waves prior to Game Four of the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Truist Park on October 30, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Michael Zarrilli/Getty Images