“I think he was actually being a gentleman. We were about to walk down a ramp, and he said it might be a bit awkward.” —Theresa May, explaining to a Vogue interviewer why Trump was holding her hand to help her down a troublesome ramp
Trump’s Campaign: No More Mr. Nice Guy
First, let us dispense with the world of the presidential campaign, a world in which people act in ways that are typically more aggressive than what is called for in private life. No candidate is really free to act like a perfect lady or gentleman, while campaigning, nowadays, if she or he is to win a presidential election. As Candidate Donald Trump once so aptly put it, “I’m taking the gloves off. . . . Trump is gonna be no more Mr. Nice Guy
.” He said this after “unladylike” attacks were leveled against him by Candidate Hillary Clinton that he viewed as being unfair.
Trump was a perfect gentleman with his Republican primary opponents as well, up to the point of being attacked by an opponent, at which time Trump would label his opponent with an unflattering nickname, often to devastating effect (for example, branding Jeb Bush “low-energy”). So, even in the midst of campaigning, Trump only became aggressive toward a rival as a result of having been attacked first by that rival. This is about as gentlemanly as one can be and still demonstrate an unwillingness to be a doormat for one’s adversaries.
Comparing Trump to the Clintons
Of course, the Democrat Partisan Media have been running an anti-Trump propaganda campaign ever since Trump announced his bid for the presidency in the summer of 2015. To listen to CNN or NPR, one would think that no Democrat has ever engaged in any foul-mouthed locker-room talk
, as Trump has admittedly done; and, if any of them ever did, there is no problem with it at all, because Democrats are automatically ladies and gentlemen, even if they act like Bill Clinton, who has raped ten women
that we know of, but somehow still gets to outrank Trump in the “gentleman” category—at least in the eyes of Democrats. And what kind of a “lady” is Hillary to have enabled her husband’s criminal behavior, “especially for a Democrat presidential contender who accuses Republicans again and again of instituting a ‘war on women.’ . . . Hillary could have spoken up about her husband’s criminal capers at any time, but, instead, she chose to remain silent during all the years that Bill was playing the rapist in his own personal war on women.”
Trump Was a Gentleman before He Was POTUS: Helping Annabel Hill
Donald Trump was already showing himself to be a gentleman back in 1986, when he helped Annabel Hill, a widow about to lose her farm. Trump helped Mrs. Hill
“raise money from people across the country to pay the loan off in its entirety, then he and a Texas oilman donated the last $78,000 Hill needed. Two days before Christmas, the family held a ‘mortgage burning ceremony,’ then Trump paid to fly the Hills out to New York to have breakfast with him. ‘We saw a whole different side of him that was kindhearted, to reach out to us, to help us,’ said Hill’s daughter, Betsy Sharp. ‘Most people don’t know and see that side. All they see is just the blurt
that people put on the TV. They don’t see the other side of him, and that’s what my family got to experience.’” There was no obligation on Trump’s part to help this widow and her family. But, being a gentleman, he did help.
Trump Hires a Man off the Street
Nor was Trump’s kind act limited to helping save a widow’s farm. There are many other acts of human kindness Trump is responsible for, one of them involving William Campudoni.
William Campudoni, a boxer facing homelessness, was looking for work when Donald Trump hired him off the street. “I grew up in Spanish Harlem, very poor,” recounts Campudoni. “At the age of twenty-two, I was on the brink of being homeless. I remember one night on Christmas Eve, I walked into Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, and I said, ‘God, please give me a purpose.’ As I exited, I walked down Fifth Avenue, and there was this gorgeous building. I walked inside, and I said, ‘I’m looking for work.’ The next day, Trump hired me—off the street! He gave me five navy-blue suits, he shook my hand, and he said, ‘Welcome to the family.” I remember the night I was assigned to drive Mr. Trump to a meeting. I dropped him off, and as he’s getting out of the car, he said to me, ‘Could I bring you a steak? Because I’m going to be in there for quite a while.’ Who am I for him to stop his meeting to bring me something to eat? You know, I hear these accusations [of racism], but let me tell you firsthand [that] he employed people from all origins. We were all treated like family. And I remember that, and I admired him for that. He put us all first.” Putting his fellow Americans first is what has made Donald Trump a gentleman throughout his life. There are plenty of other stories similar to this one
that prove this is true.
Flash Forward to the Campaign: Trump Hires a Lady in an Impromptu Interview at a Press Conference
A big-hearted Donald Trump hired a woman at a press conference, in March of 2016, during the height of the presidential campaign. The woman caught Trump’s attention by asking him a question. After identifying herself as a “9/11 survivor and an Iraq and Afghanistan graduate,” she went on to ask about Trump’s plans to hire military veterans. When asked by Trump as to her occupation—“What’s your experience, in front of the world?”—the woman said, “I design. I do wreaths. I do all types of decorations.” After ascertaining that the woman liked Trump’s building design, Trump offered her a job, saying, “If we can make a good deal on the salary, she’s gonna probably have a job.” After Trump’s announcing that fact, the woman kissed him on the cheek. When asked why he would hire a person on the spot, Trump replied, “I felt good about her,” citing “gut instinct.” Trump’s positive outlook and good feeling about the woman’s comportment brought out the gentleman in him.
Being a Gentleman with Prime Minister May
In a piece in Vogue
, British Prime Minister Theresa May called President Trump a gentleman, in response to a question by her interviewer. Let us pick up the thread of the article at the point where May comments on the relationship between the US and the UK: “‘[T]he nature of the relationship is such that we should be able to be frank and open with each other.’ So open, indeed, that they held hands outside the White House—an image that quickly went round the world. ‘I think he was actually being a gentleman,’ May says, laughing off this gesture. ‘We were about to walk down a ramp, and he said it might be a bit awkward.’”
Hat-Catcher in Chief
, in a short piece called “Hat-catcher in Chief?”
shares a moment in President Trump’s day, when he helps out a marine whose hat has blown off his head. The marine, who is not allowed to leave his post, stands stoically at attention throughout the entire moment. Here is what ABC News
reports: “The latest President Trump moment lighting up the twittersphere . . . [is] video of the president retrieving a Marine’s hat that was blown off the service member’s head as he guards Marine One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where the president arrived Saturday on Air Force One after attending the G-20 summit in Germany. As Trump approaches Marine One, he bends down to pick up the hat and places it back on the Marine’s head and pats him on his arm. But the wind immediately blows the hat away again, prompting the president to chase the hat down. As Trump boards Marine One, he gives the hat to another military official, who places it on the Marine’s head.” This kind of politeness is something that is obviously engrained into Trump, probably since his time in military school as a youth
, where he attained the rank of Cadet Captain.
President Trump Gives an Israeli Girl with Cancer Her Wish
and the rest of the Democrat media world blacked out coverage of President Trump’s visit with a little Israeli girl
who has cancer. Apparently, President Trump placed his “entire schedule on hold to meet with one little girl who holds no political power. Sadly, because the kindness of our President doesn’t fit the narrative that the media is attempting to peddle these days, they chose to ignore the important pause in his recent trip abroad [to Israel]. . . . During his short stay in Israel, President Trump slipped away . . . to meet with little Emilee Imbar. Emilee is 14 years old and has been battling cancer for the last seven years. Her dream was to meet and speak with the President of the United States, and so the folks at Rachashei Lev, Israel’s national support center for pediatric cancer patients, did their best to set the meeting up.” Being a mensch, the president was happy to meet with Emilee.
According to The Yeshiva World
, “President Trump chatted with Emilee, asking about her health and well-being, and relating to her a little bit about the immense responsibilities of being a President of the United States. Emilee blessed and thanked President Trump, and presented him with a letter she wrote expressing her desire to meet him again—this time in the White House, where she hoped to do business with him, and maybe even to bring peace to the world. President Trump was visibly moved by Emilee and wished her good health and a speedy recovery. It was a momentous day for all.”
Trump has always loved children, and this story harkens back to another time, when Trump helped another Jewish child, back in 1988. That child’s name was Andrew Ten.
Trump Rescues a Three-Year-Old Orthodox Child
On July 20, 1988, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported that Donald Trump had saved the life of an Orthodox Jewish boy, Andrew Ten, by allowing the Ten family the use of his private jet. The three-year old boy could not travel from Los Angeles to New York for urgent medical attention, because no commercial airline would transport a little boy who needed to bring along his own life-support system, including a portable oxygen tank, a suction machine, a breathing bag, and an adrenaline syringe.
Harold Ten said Trump did what he did because “he is a good man. He has three children of his own, and he knows what being a parent is all about.” Ten quoted the Talmud, with regard to Trump, saying that, by saving his son, it is “as if he saved the entire world.” But, although Donald Trump has been credited with saving the life of Andrew Ten
, the Democrat-allied media do not wish for the public to know this human side of President Trump. The job of Democrat partisan media is to do whatever they can to manipulate as many voters as possible to vote against the Republican president in the next election.
Donald Trump has always had a soft spot in his heart for children. According to Breitbart News
, “President Donald J. Trump has backed the fight to save the critically ill British baby Charlie Gard
, saying he would be ‘delighted’ to ‘help’ the boy after a European court ruled his parents could not privately fund a final attempt to treat him.” The case of little Charlie came to the attention of President Trump after an English death panel
of England’s National Health Service overruled the wishes of Charlie’s parents to seek treatment in America. Not wishing to allow the Gards to have their way, the English government battled the Gards in court. The Gards ultimately gave up the fight to save their son Charlie’s life, after the protracted fight with government officials delayed treatment for so overlong that any chance of success for Charlie had expired
. The parents issued a statement, saying, “He had a real genuine chance of life. We are truly devastated.”
Trump: A Conservative Who Will Stand against the State Machine
In the world of the Left, the government is always right, and individual parents do not have the right to decide what is best for their afflicted child. Progressive Statists believe that the State knows best. Indeed, this is the difference between a Progressive and a Conservative—whether or not the government gets to dictate to people. Progressives agree that it does, while Conservatives support the rights of individuals and their families to be free. So, who is being a “lady” or a “gentleman”? Who is respecting the parents’ wish to try one last treatment to save their son? Only the President of the United States and Conservatives who believe in the rights of human beings to be free to determine their own destinies, or to aid helpless family members to determine theirs.
President Trump is a human being who believes in the dignity and respect for innocent life that Progressives do not believe in. In the end, when it comes to protecting innocent life—whether it be defending people against criminal illegals, against a nuclear North Korea or Iran, or simply against the uncaring and bureaucratic machine of government—Trump stands out as a gentleman and a mensch. While slick politicians like Barack Obama are polished, they do little or nothing to protect people’s lives; for example, Obama allowed Americans to die
in Benghazi, sympathized with racist groups
that targeted police with assassination
, and released cop-killer Oscar López
Rivera. Donald Trump, while he can come off as rough in his demeanor from time to time, comes through with true caring in his actions to help good people and to put their well-being first. What else is a real gentleman to do?
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