According to many, President Trump is just all wrong. I think most will agree that no matter what he does as President — even when it is good for the nation — he gets very little (or no) credit from the Mainstream Media or from the majority of political pundits — unfairly so. Just imagine if all of the great economic news of this year had resulted because of any of President Obama’s actions taken during either of his two terms. If so, what would the fawning press and Democrats and others on the Left be saying about THAT President’s achievements?
I am not complaining about the unfair treatment of this President — I’ve come to accept it as the “new normal” as have most Americans. But accepting the crud from the Left as “normal” does not justify their doing so or make it right. But it IS the “new normal” in today’s vitriolic news environment.
I thought we’d pause today for a moment to list a few of Trump’s actions that quietly flew below the radar screen. Before I list them, (and they’re from an article written by Liz Crokin — an entertainment reporter who often is pretty blunt about members of the entertainment industry AND this President, please know EACH has been thoroughly vetted and each has been confirmed and actually happened. Many — including the likes of Snopes.com and others — have diligently worked to discredit several of these by offering up — instead of facts — hyperbole, and assumptions. That often works on the Left, but not in the Center or the Right.
Trump Does The Unthinkable
(by Liz Crokin)
As an entertainment journalist, I’ve had the opportunity to cover Trump for over a decade, and in all my years covering him I’ve never heard anything negative about the man until he announced he was running for president. Keep in mind, I got paid a lot of money to dig up dirt on celebrities like Trump for a living, so a scandalous story on the famous billionaire could’ve potentially sold a lot of magazines and would’ve been a Huge feather in my cap.
Instead, I found that he doesn’t drink alcohol or do drugs, he’s a hardworking businessman.
On top of that, he’s one of the most generous celebrities in the world with a heart filled with more gold than his $100 million New York penthouse. Since the media has failed so miserably at reporting the truth about Trump, I decided to put together some of the acts of kindness he’s committed over three decades which has gone virtually unnoticed or fallen on deaf ears.
- In 1986, Trump prevented the foreclosure of Annabell Hill’s family farm after her husband committed suicide. Trump personally phoned down to the auction to stop the sale of her home and offered the widow money. Trump decided to take action after he saw Hill’s pleas for help in news reports.
- In 1988, a commercial airline refused to fly Andrew Ten, a sick Orthodox Jewish child with a rare illness, across the country to get medical care because he had to travel with an elaborate life-support system. His grief-stricken parents contacted Trump for help and he didn’t hesitate to send his own plane to take the child from Los Angeles to New York so he could get his treatment.
- In 1991, 200 Marines who served in Operation Desert Storm spent time at Camp Lejune in North Carolina before they were scheduled to return home to their families. However, the Marines were told that a mistake had been made and an aircraft would not be able to take them home on their scheduled departure date. When Trump got wind of this, he sent his plane to make two trips from North Carolina to Miami to safely return the Gulf War Marines to their loved ones.
- In 1995, a motorist stopped to help Trump after the limo he was traveling in got a flat tire. Trump asked the Good Samaritan how he could repay him for his help. All the man asked for was a bouquet of flowers for his wife. A few weeks later Trump sent the flowers with a note that read: We’ve paid off your mortgage.
- In 1996, Trump filed a lawsuit against the city of Palm Beach, Florida, accusing the town of discriminating against his Mar-a-Lago resort club because it allowed Jews and blacks. Abraham Foxman, who was the Anti-Defamation League Director at the time, said Trump put the light on Palm Beach not on the beauty and the glitter, but on its seamier side of discrimination. Foxman also noted that Trump’s charge had a trickle-down effect because other clubs followed his lead and began admitting Jews and blacks.
- In 2000, Maury Povich featured a little girl named Megan who struggled with Brittle Bone Disease on his show and Trump happened to be watching. Trump said the little girl’s story and positive attitude touched his heart. So he contacted Maury and gifted the little girl and her family with a very generous check.
- In 2008, after Jennifer Hudson’s family members were tragically murdered in Chicago, Trump put the Oscar-winning actress and her family up at his Windy City hotel for free. In addition to that, Trump’s security took extra measures to ensure Hudson and her family members were safe during such a difficult time.
- In 2013, New York bus driver Darnell Barton spotted a woman close to the edge of a bridge staring at the traffic below as he drove by. He stopped the bus, got out and put his arm around the woman and saved her life by convincing her to not jump. When Trump heard about this story, he sent the hero bus driver a check simply because he believed his good deed deserved to be rewarded.
- In 2014, Trump gave $25,000 to Sgt. Andrew Tamoressi after he spent seven months in a Mexican jail for accidentally crossing the US-Mexico border. President Barack Obama couldn’t even be bothered to make one phone call to assist with the United States Marine’s release; however, Trump opened his pocketbook to help this serviceman get back on his feet.
- In 2016, Melissa Consin Young attended a Trump rally and tearfully thanked Trump for changing her life. She said she proudly stood on stage with Trump as Miss Wisconsin USA in 2005. However, years later she found herself struggling with an incurable illness and during her darkest days, she explained that she received a handwritten letter from Trump telling her she’s the bravest woman, I know. She said the opportunities that she got from Trump and his organizations ultimately provided her Mexican-American son with a full-ride to college.
- In 2016 Lynne Patton, a black female executive for the Trump Organization released a statement defending her boss against accusations that he’s a racist and a bigot. She tearfully revealed how she’s struggled with substance abuse and addiction for years. Instead of kicking her to the curb, she said the Trump Organization and his entire family loyally stood by her through immensely difficult times. Donald Trump’s kindness knows no bounds and his generosity has and continues to touch the lives of people of every sex, race, and religion.
- When Trump sees someone in need, he wants to help. Two decades ago, Oprah asked Trump in a TV interview if he’d run for president. He said: ‘ If it got so bad, I would never want to rule it out totally because I really am tired of seeing what’s happening with this country.’
Liz Crokin is an award-winning author, a seasoned journalist and an advocate for sex crime victims. Liz began her journey at the University of Iowa where she received a bachelor’s in journalism and political science.
One More Trump Doing Good Receives Bad Press
(This confirmation came directly from St. Jude’s Medical Center in Memphis amid clamor from the Left claiming Eric Trump’s support of St. Jude’s was untruthful)
“Eric Trump has helped raise $16.3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital of Tennessee over the past decade,” a hospital official said in a letter sent to a charity run by Mr. Trump, the President’s son. The letter comes as Mr. Trump is preparing to remove his name from the charity to avoid conflicts of interest that could emerge from future fund-raising. The letter confirms an account Mr. Trump gave to reporters that his organization has raised more than $15 million for the hospital, despite available tax records showing that the Eric Trump Foundation raised less than half that amount.
Mr. Trump’s announcement that he will remove his name from the organization is one of a series of steps that members of the Trump family are taking to address potential conflicts before the inauguration. Other steps include terminating planned Trump Organization projects in countries like Azerbaijan, Brazil, Colombia, and Georgia.
The Trump Organization will continue to raise money for St. Jude from patrons at its hotels and golf courses, Mr. Trump said. But it will ask them to make contributions directly to the hospital, he said, instead of first sending the money to the Trump Organization.
Often doing good things goes unnoticed, or at least unappreciated. One of the greatest lessons my parents gave to me was to do good simply because doing good for others is the right thing to do, and not for personal attention or accolades. It seems obvious to me that members of the Trump family feel and act in that manner. But they most often do so in the faces of not just unappreciative people, but in the faces of people who hate them, resent all that they do, all people who are associated with the Trump family, and all that they do, no matter what and for whom.
That’s indeed sad. But detractors who stand on the sidelines and constantly throw insults at this family and other families whose members love helping others need to understand this one thing: Americans get you. We know that you are nothing more than “drive-by shooters.” History (and the law) are not historically kind to drive-by shooters.
You need to be careful — your true spots are being exposed.
By the way: I’m pretty certain I’ll get blasted from the Left just for this story!
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