Some members of the crowd watching the third Republican presidential primary debate in Miami, Florida, on Wednesday broke out in a chant for former President Donald Trump prior to the event.

According to a video posted to X, formerly Twitter, by conservative commentator Benny Johnson, guests repeatedly chanted Trump’s name while an NBC producer addressed those in attendance. Johnson appears to be sitting close to the debate stage, likely meaning that the GOP candidates could also hear the chant.

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Crowd members at the Republican debate Wednesday were told to stop chanting “Trump” so the candidates on stage could be heard.
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The NBC producer, whom Newsweek was unable to identify, interrupted the chanting, telling the audience, “That was awesome you guys, but that’s the last time we’re going to do that.”

“We really, really, really want to hear from these candidates, and they worked really hard for us tonight,” the producer added.

Trump, who holds a comfortable lead in preliminary polling amid the race for the GOP presidential nomination, is not participating in Wednesday’s debate. The former president also skipped the first two debates and has said that he sees no reason to participate the events, given his polling numbers.

This is a developing story and will be updated as further information becomes available.