Opinion / Politics

Trump Has a Big Heart with Years of Giving to the Disadvantaged

trumpOver the last several decades, Trump has given generously to heroes, the sick, and those in need. While the liberal media would have you believe that Trump is a virulent racist, it should be noted that a majority of the individuals who were recipients of these acts of kindness were racial or ethnic minorities.

In 1986, a Georgia farmer, whose farm had been hit by a severe drought, committed suicide in hopes that his life insurance policies would pay the mortgage. Unfortunately, the life insurance money was not enough, and even selling parts of the farm did not raise enough money. Consequently, the farmer’s 66-year-old widow, Annabel Hill, faced a second devastating loss. Trump found out about the situation, called the bank, delayed the auction of the farm, and contributed tens of thousands of dollars to pay the mortgage. Then he flew Annabel and her family to New York for a ceremonial burning of the mortgage papers at Trump Tower. Afterward, he checked in with her from time to time. Thanks, in part, to Trump’s intervention, Hill’s grandchildren were able to grow up on the farm.

In 1988, the parents of Andrew Ten, a 3-year-old Jewish boy with a rare medical condition, requested Trump’s help with flying him from Los Angeles to New York for treatment. Due to the medical equipment that Andrew needed to keep him alive, commercial airlines were unwilling to accommodate him. Trump agreed to help and dispatched his plane. The boy’s grandmother was very grateful and called Trump a “miracle.”

In 2000, Megan, an 11-year-old girl with Brittle Bone Disease, went on television in hopes of finding a friend. After learning of the girl’s situation, Trump wrote a check for the girl and her mother.

In 2008, Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother, and nephew were murdered by the ex-husband of Hudson’s sister. Trump let Hudson and some relatives stay for free at the Trump International Hotel and Tower.

In 2013, Trump personally presented a $25,000 check for the Slam Jam Women’s Basketball Classic to Clyde Frazier Sr., who was running the tournament. Frazier’s son, Clyde Jr., had founded the Harlem basketball tournament before being killed in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Several years after Clyde Jr.’s death, the tournament fell on hard times. But the elderly Frazier kept working to keep his son’s dream alive, and Trump assisted with that effort. In fact, Trump’s contribution accounted for nearly two-thirds of the nonprofit’s revenues for the year.

The same year, Darnell Barton was driving a Metro bus in Buffalo, New York when he noticed a young woman who was about to jump from an overpass onto an expressway below. The former volunteer firefighter stopped the bus, got out, helped the woman back over the railing, and then sat with her until a counselor arrived. For Barton’s good deed, Trump wrote him a check for $10,000 as well as a letter in which he wrote, “Your quick thinking resulted in a life being saved and for that you should be rewarded.”

In 2014, U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi was unfairly imprisoned in Mexico for seven months. Tahmooressi had been wounded in Afghanistan; his injury caused him to suffer from directional dysfunction. While in Southern California for treatment, he made a wrong turn and wound up at the Mexican border where he was arrested due to Mexico’s draconian gun laws. After the Obama Administration did far too little to free Tahmooressi in a timely manner, Trump wrote Tahmooressi a check for $25,000 to help him get back on his feet.

In 2016, severe flooding hit Louisiana. Trump gave $100,000 to a local church to help with relief efforts.

In 2017, during his first presidential trip to Israel, Trump met with 14-year-old Emilee Imbar. She had battled cancer for seven years and badly wanted to meet a US president. Although his stay in Israel was brief and his schedule was packed, Trump found time to chat with the young girl about her health and what it is like being president. She thanked Trump, and he wished her well.

That same year, Chris and Jessie Baldridge lost their 22-year-old son, Army Cpl. Dillon Baldridge. Dillon was killed while serving in Afghanistan. Trump subsequently called Chris Baldridge to express his condolences and promised to send the family a $25,000 check, which he did. Trump also sent the family a letter of condolence.

Also that year, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and Louisiana causing severe damage. Trump gave $1 million to 12 nonprofits to assist with their hurricane relief efforts. Among the 12 organizations were the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Samaritan’s Purse, Habitat for Humanity, Operation Blessing, Catholic Charities, and the Houston Humane Society.

Trump has a big heart, and these stories are proof of that. Because the liberal media is bent on attacking and defeating Trump, it is up to conservatives and Trump supporters to counter the liberal narrative and make certain the public knows the truth about the President instead of just the left’s negative narrative.

Reprinted with Permission from - Daily Torch by - Richard McCarty

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