NEW YORK-It was the (awkward) embrace seen around the nation.
During President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Fargo Wednesday, June 27, GOP Senate hopeful U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., was called to the stage by the president to say a few words.
Then, after Cramer finished speaking to the red-hatted crowd of supporters, he turned around to walk back towards the president.
And then, it happened.
Trump, with his arms spread wide for what appeared a hugging embrace, quickly readjusted his arms right before embracing Cramer. Meanwhile, Cramer opened his arms wide simultaneously to accept-what he most likely presumed-was a hugging embrace from the president. Forum photographer David Samson captured the awkward moment precisely, frame-by-frame.
The end result was a made-for-late-night-TV moment, and Jimmy Fallon capitalized.
Less than a minute into his Thursday, June 29, monologue for "The Tonight Show," Fallon, in modern-day typical late-night fashion, took aim at Trump and his most-recent gaffe with Cramer.
Meanwhile, on Twitter, the North Dakota Democratic-NPL account also took advantage of the moment.
Provided without comment. pic.twitter.com/1edH5sd06R
- ND Dem-NPL (@nddemnpl) June 29, 2018
The tweet, which shows the 21-second clip from Fallon's monologue, reads "Provided without comment."
The race for Senate in North Dakota between Cramer and incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., continues to garner national spotlight as it's anticipated to be one of the tightest races in the 2018 November general election.