Trump turns up at wedding, prompting chants of ‘USA!’

Chiara Giordano

A bride and groom were left stunned after Donald Trump made a surprise appearance at their wedding.

The US president turned up unexpectedly as the event was in full flow at his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey.

Mr Trump was greeted by applause from newlyweds Nicole Marie and PJ Mongelli and their guests and clapped along himself.

He then beckoned the couple over to him and put his arms around them as they led chants of “USA, USA” and “Trump, Trump, Trump” while pumping their arms in the air.

The president can then be seen kissing the bride on the cheek before shaking the groom’s hand.

Ms Mongelli’s cousin Danielle De Santiss posted footage of the meeting on Instagram with the hashtag MagaWedding.

In an earlier video, posted on Instagram by @snd321, a woman tells Mr Trump as he stops by the bridal suite: “You’re a class act that you came in here.”

The groom then asked the president to stop by their wedding reception later.

Mr Mongelli, who has a Facebook photo of he and his wife wearing "Make America Great Again" hats, told CNN afterwards: “He was such a gentleman. He was aces.”

He added that the couple, who got engaged to his wife at the golf resort in 2017, were big Trump supporters, as were many of their guests.

The president had been staying at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster over the weekend and returned to Washington on Sunday.