The beauty of President Trump is his ability to connect with everyday Americans. It didn’t just start with his presidency. Long before Donald J. Trump became President of the United States, there were stories of his generosity and acts of kindness, but most of those have been ignored by the media who originally reported about them, as they quickly turned on him the moment he became the GOP candidate for President.
Yesterday, President Trump made the day of a dying New Hampshire man when he called him to offer his encouragement.
It all started after his sister, Bridgette Hoskie, who serves as a city councilwoman, and calls herself “100 percent Democrat” started a campaign to help her younger brother, who is dying of cystic fibrosis, connect with President Trump.
Jay W. Barrett, 44, who began home hospice on Sunday, hasn’t been able to attend any of Trump’s rallies or even fulfill his wish of visiting Washington D.C. — his fantasy is to shake Trump’s hand — because he’s so vulnerable to
“My brother is very conservative, but politics aside, I think in a family religion and politics are off the table,” she said. “He hasn’t always had it easy and been able to do the things other people do. But yeah, he’s my baby brother — time is chasing us.”
When Barrett took a downturn recently and was treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Hoskie took to Facebook, discreetly asking friends there to “help in making something on my brother’s bucket list a reality.” She wrote that it was a “secret/surprise” and asked those interested to private message her or make a comment and she’d message them.
Her private message to the willing was, “Please log onto whitehouse.gov and send a request to the president asking him to contact my brother. He loves Trump and it’s on his bucket list. He’s currently in Yale’s ICU so this happening would be amazing. Use your info and my brothers in the message.”
The New Hamphire Register reorts – A terminally ill man who is a devout President Donald J. Trump fan got to scratch a biggie off his bucket list Tuesday when he received a surprise telephone call from Trump himself.
“I can’t believe that he called — I’m ecstatic about it,” Jay W. Barrett, 44, said. “It was an amazing experience.”
One sentence into the telephone call, the two sounded like old buddies, with Barrett dropping conversational expletives.
Trump began the conversation by saying, “ All right, Jay, you look handsome to me. I just saw a picture of you.” Barrett responded that Trump was giving him “kind honors,” and words to the effect of he doesn’t took so good — using a word not suitable for a family newspaper. Trump laughed.
“How are you doing? How is it going, Jay?”
Barrett answers, “It’s going, you know what I mean?”
To which Trump said, “You’re a champ. You’re fighting it right?”
To which Barrett said, “That’s what the Irish do — right?” To which Trump agreed heartily, saying, “Yeah that’s what the Irish do — you better believe it.”
Trump sounded robust and charming.
Trump said to Barrett: “I wish you could come to a rally. I wish you could come. I know you like that stuff and I wish you could.” Trump added, “It sounds like you have a great sister, Jay.”
Barrett told the president, “Listen, if you can pencil me in I’ll find a way to get there.”
Trump then said when he’s “up around that territory” — noting he knows the area well — “You’ll be sitting front row, center.”
Barrett told Trump he plans on coming down to D.C. “between now and my expiration date.”
That’s where a video of the conversation stopped, although the talking continued.
President Trump has a history of stepping in when others are facing hardships to help out.
When singer Jennifer Hudson’s was murdered, President Trump gave her and her family shelter in his Trump International Hotel and Tower free of charge.
The now anti-Trump People magazine praised Donald J. Trump for his generosity in 2008:
Donald Trump doesn’t just have the golden touch for business – he also has a heart of gold.
“She’s a great girl. And we’re protecting them well,” Trump told PEOPLE at a benefit honoring Australia director Baz Luhrman at the Museum of Modern Art Monday night. “They are very safe.”
Hudson has been seeking refuge at the Trump holding since her mother, brother and nephew were murdered in Chicago on Oct. 24.
The Buffalo News has DELETED as story they reported about in October, 2013 that tells the story of an incredibly kind gesture by Donald J. Trump, after a bus driver saved the life of a woman attempting to commit suicide.
Darnell Barton was driving his bus across a bridge when he spotted a woman on the other side of railing, staring down at the traffic below. Barton stopped the bus and approached the woman. After one of his passengers explained they didn’t want to “see someone die,” he managed to put his arm around her and she agreed to come to the other side of the bridge.
After hearing about what Barton did, The Donald sent him ten thousand dollars.
“I thought that was so beautiful to see. I think he is a great guy with an amazing heart and I said that man should be rewarded.
The New York Daily News article about the bus driver’s beautiful act of kindess can be found here.