A woman got the surprise of a lifetime when she was invited to meet President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Florida.
One of the president's biggest supporters, Mary Smith, said she always held a sign for him every time he flew into Palm Beach County, Florida, to go to his resort. Smith and other supporters would stand outside rain or shine to greet Trump.
"I can see him mouth the words thank you, so he really appreciates us," she told WPEC.
One day, Smith's appreciation for Trump was taken to a whole new level when she and the other supporters were invited to meet him at his Florida resort.
"My heart is going to start pounding now, it was really something else," Smith said. "It was like a dream come true."
Smith said she gave her ID and Social Security number to officials before being escorted in by guards. Inside the resort, she took selfies and other pictures before finally spotting the president.
"And all of sudden he comes down the stairs and he’s waving and we are all waving and screaming," Smith said.
Smith was even able to take a few photos with the president.
"An experience, that I’ll never forget and my kids will never forget," Smith said.
Meanwhile, Trump has continued to garner criticism for his alleged comments in a White House meeting in which he called Haiti and African countries "s**thole" countries. In the meeting, he reportedly questioned why more people didn't immigrate from countries like Norway and said America doesn't "need more Haitians."
Reports of the comments surfaced quickly following the meeting, and Trump later denied that the comments were accurate.
Trump criticized Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin in particular after the senator continually confirmed the reported remarks in interviews.
"Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting," Trump tweeted, Time reported. "Deals can’t get made when there is no trust! Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military."
The criticism regarding Trump's remarks was nearly universal, with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s oldest son speaking out.
"When a president insists that our nation needs more citizens from white states like Norway, I don’t even think we need to spend any time even talking about what it says and what it is," Martin Luther King III said. "We got to find a way to work on this man’s heart."
A close Trump confidant told reporters that the president spent a significant amount of time after the comments were made calling friends and advisers to get their take on the situation and their response to the remarks. The insider, Time reported, said that Trump wasn't apologetic during the calls and denied that he was a racist.