Protester interrupts Trump at Pennsylvania rally

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE's rally Thursday night in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., was interrupted by a protester who was escorted out of the arena after causing a disturbance.

Trump was speaking about his popularity and Election Day victory in Texas when he was distracted by a loud chorus of boos coming from the right side of the arena.

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Cameras showed a woman wearing yellow being escorted out by security personnel.

"All right. Get 'em out. Get 'em out," Trump said as the demonstrator was removed. "Get 'em outta here."

As the woman was leaving, media cameras caught her making obscene gestures toward the crowd and the stage, which was met with responses of "USA! USA!" from attendees moments later.

Trump then resumed his speech, remarking about pundits' predictions that Texas would be a possible pickup for Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDNC warns campaigns about cybersecurity after attempted scam Biden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Stone judge under pressure over calls for new trial MORE during the 2016 race.

The president's rallies are a frequent target for protesters, and administration officials have been subject to more demonstrations in recent weeks over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

During the 2016 campaign, Trump faced criticism for his rhetoric aimed at protesters who interrupted his rallies, after he seemed to encourage his supporters to "knock the crap" out of a protester.

Trump was in Pennsylvania on Wednesday speaking on behalf of Rep. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James BarlettaEx-GOP congressman to lead group to protect Italian products from tariffs Head of Pennsylvania GOP resigns over alleged explicit texts Trump's most memorable insults and nicknames of 2018 MORE (R), who is running for Senate against incumbent Sen. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyThe Hill's Morning Report - Sanders takes incoming during intense SC debate Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Lawmakers raise alarms over Trump coronavirus response | Top official warns virus appears inevitable in US | Democrats block two Senate abortion bills Democrats block two Senate abortion bills MORE (D).

The president has been an active campaigner on behalf of Republicans he sees as loyal to his agenda ahead of the November midterm elections.

Republicans are hoping to maintain control of the Senate, where they have a 51-49 majority. Casey is seen as a vulnerable Democrat and a prime target for Republicans.

Trump won the state in 2016 by less than a point over Clinton.