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After Reading These Stories About Trump, You’ll Have a VERY Different Opinion of Him

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““Don’t judge a book by its cover.”  ―George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

 

Beneath the Tough Exterior

There is more to Trump than the streetfighter persona most people know.  The following stories are intended to give the reader a fuller glimpse of Trump the mensch.

 

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The Donald Helps Homebound Heroes

In 1991, back when Operation Desert Storm was being prosecuted by the US military, there were two hundred Marines whose flights home had been canceled, so they were stranded at a North Carolina airport.  Donald Trump heard about the situation and decided to act.  Trump stopped what he was doing and ordered his private jet to North Carolina, where it was to pick up the service members and deliver them home to Florida.  Two trips were needed, in order to transport everyone home, but everyone made it.  According to Corporal Ryan Stickney, “The way the story was told to us was that Mr. Trump found out about it and sent the airline down to take care of us.  And that’s all we knew. . . .  I remember asking, ‘Who is Donald Trump?’  I truly didn’t know anything about him.”

 

Trump Rewards a Good Samaritan

Closer to home, for the Donald, was an occasion when his own mother—who was 79 at the time—was mugged.  As fate would have it, a Good Samaritan in the form of a truck driver was passing by and witnessed the attack on Mrs. Trump (which caused her to suffer broken bones and facial bruising).  The truck driver “brought down the mugger and handed him over to justice,” causing him to receive three to nine years in prison. Trump treated the rescuer, his sister, and his son all to dinner, offered him a better job than the one he was already working, and gave him a check (for an unknown amount of money) to express his appreciation.

 

Trump Recognizes Buffalo Bus Driver

Buffalo, New York, bus driver Darnell Barton, as he left a bus stop around 3:50 PM on October 18, 2013, was heading south on Elmwood Avenue when he noticed a woman standing on the wrong side of the west-side railing of the Scajaquada Expressway overpass, leaning out over traffic.  “I didn’t think it was real with everything else going on around her.  Traffic was proceeding as normal and a couple of pedestrians walked right by her and a bicyclist rode by.  I mean, they were inches from her,” said Barton. Barton proceeded to open the door of his bus and ask the woman if she needed help.  She only gazed back in response to his query, so Barton went on to call the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s Metro Bus dispatcher to report what was occurring, after which he proceeded to the woman’s rescue.  When he found himself only steps away from the woman, Barton made a grab for the woman, asking her, “Do you want to come on this side of the guard rail now?”  The woman replied in the affirmative, and Barton completed the rescue by helping her over the railing and making sure she made it safely to the sidewalk.

When Barton was later recognized as a hero, he took the opportunity to compliment the students on his bus, saying how well they behaved and how encouraging that was to him.  Barton left out the detail that the students had energetically applauded him at the conclusion of his life-saving intervention.  Another person who was impressed by the bus driver was Donald J. Trump, of New York City.  Trump was so impressed with Mr. Barton that he awarded him a gift of $10,000. Said Trump, “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.  Frankly, I’m very honored to help him out. . . .  The way he handled it was brilliant.”

 

Helping Jennifer Hudson

On October 24, 2008, Jennifer Hudson and some of her family members checked into the Trump International Hotel & Tower, in Chicago, courtesy of Donald Trump.  The reason for Trump’s footing the bill for the Hudson family was out of a sincere desire to protect the family, in the wake of the recent devastation the family had suffered.  On October 24, 2008, Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother, and nephew had all been murdered.  “She’s a great girl.  And we’re protecting them well,” Trump remarked about Hudson and her family at a benefit where he was in attendance.

 

Trump Saves a Widow’s Farm

Another example of Trump’s compassion occurred in 1986, when a farmer by the name of Leonard Dozier Hill III committed suicide.  About to have his farm foreclosed on by the bank, it was Hill’s intention to have life insurance policies pay off the mortgage.  But none of his policies would pay, since each one had a clause prohibiting payment in cases of suicide.

Donald Trump got wind of the story and decided to step in to help the widow, 66-year-old Annabel Hill, to keep her farm.  Trump gave Mrs. Hill $20,000 out of his own pocket to get Mrs. Hill’s mortgage up-to-date.  Then Trump helped Mrs. Hill to raise the remainder of the balance owed by soliciting donations from people across the country, after which he and a Texas oilman pitched in the last $78,000 needed to complete the pay-off.

Speaking about Trump, Betsy Sharp, Annabel Hill’s daughter, said, “We saw a whole different side of him that was kindhearted, to reach out to us, to help us.  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.”  Annabel Hill lived to the ripe old age of 91, dying in 2011, with the farm in the hands of her son, Leonard Dozier Hill IV.

 

Trump Helps a Marine in Distress

Sergeant Tahmooressi, a US Marine, was held in Mexico for a time, until he was finally released by a Mexican judge on humanitarian grounds.  Once Tahmooressi was discharged from prison, it was Donald Trump who stepped in to give the sergeant a helping hand, writing out a $25,000 check to help Tahmooressi get his life up and running again.

Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren said the following: “In all seriousness, Donald did help out Sergeant Tahmooressi.  He sent him some money to help him jump start his life.  Sergeant Tahmooressi rotted in a Mexican prison for 214 days.  President Obama wouldn’t even pick up the phone to help.”

Tahmooressi was imprisoned when he accidentally entered Mexico, by way of a one-way street he could not exit from.  Upon notifying Mexican authorities that he just wanted to turn around and leave again—since he had guns in his car that would be illegal to possess in Mexico—Tahmooressi found himself under arrest and being prosecuted for weapons violations.  (It is ironic that illegal aliens from Mexico who intentionally break American laws go unprosecuted in the US, while Americans who accidentally break the law in Mexico are prosecuted to the maximum extent allowable.)

 

Trump Rescues a Three-Year-Old Orthodox Child

On July 20, 1988, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported that Donald Trump had rescued an Orthodox Jewish boy named Andrew Ten by allowing the use of his private jet airplane.  The three-year old boy could not get from Los Angeles to New York for urgently-needed medical attention, because commercial airlines refused to transport a boy with a breathing ailment who needed to bring along his own life-support system, which included a portable oxygen tank, a suction machine, a breathing bag, and an adrenaline syringe.

Andrew Ten arrived safely in New York, with not only his parents, but three nurses in tow who were tending to him around the clock.  Trump had made his plane available for the special trip to New York after the boy’s parents, Judy and Harold Ten, called Trump and told him of their plight.

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.”

Andrew, called Avraham Moshe in Hebrew, was taken from the LaGuardia to the Schneider Children’s Hospital of Long Island Jewish Medical Center, for evaluation and care.  Ostensibly healthy at birth, Andrew had fallen victim to attacks of breathing cessation and had, over time, lost his gag reflex and his ability to swallow, thus requiring the use of a feeding tube.  A sleep apnea alarm was also in regular use.  Trump’s generosity has been credited with saving Andrew’s life.

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Judge Sullivan Hires High-Profile Attorney To Argue His Reasons For Not Dropping Flynn Case

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The federal judge Emmet Sullivan overseeing the case against former national security advisor Michael Flynn has hired a high-profile attorney to help with his response to an appeals court, The Washington Post reported.

The judge was ordered by an appeals court this week to explain his unorthodox handling of Michael Flynn’s ongoing case in district court. The DOJ this month moved to drop its case against Flynn, but Sullivan declined to immediately do so, instead, he’s appointing a retired judge to argue against dismissing the case.

He has retained Beth Wilkinson to represent him in defending his decision to a federal appeals court in Washington, according to a person familiar with the hire who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

Twitchy:

As you know by now, the Department of Justice moved to drop the federal government’s case against Michael Flynn in light of new evidence, but the presiding judge in the case, Judge Emmet Sullivan, has resisted. He opened the case to public comment and appointed a retired judge, John Gleeson, to look into the possibility of trying Flynn for contempt of court for perjury. Gleeson had said he’d have his amicus brief filed by June 10, but on Thursday, a three-judge appeals court panel gave Sullivan until June 1 to explain his reasoning for not dropping the case.

Now it looks like Sullivan is pushing back even harder, as he’s hired a prominent trial lawyer to argue his desire to investigate whether dropping the case would be legal and ethical.

Sullivan is looking for all the help he can get not to dismiss the case and to charge Flynn with contempt of court. The Washington Post reports:

The federal judge who refused a Justice Department request to immediately drop the prosecution of former Trump adviser Michael Flynn has hired a high-profile trial lawyer to argue his reasons for investigating whether dismissing the case is legally or ethically appropriate.  More

You know I am not an attorney, but if a very experienced sitting Judge can’t articulate the reasons that he made a decision or order then the decision/order is probably unfounded.

Also, if a very experienced sitting federal judge needs to hire a high-profile attorney to shield himself then the order/decision is probably not just unfounded but possibly illegal too.

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Coronavirus Death Counts Found Wildly Over Reported

The number of people who have died from the coronavirus have been inflated by states hoping to milk the deaths for federal dollars.

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More proof is coming out each week that the number of people who have actually died from the coronavirus have been greatly inflated by states hoping to milk the deaths for federal dollars.

On Saturday, it was reported that Colorado had to amend its death count because the reported numbers were far higher than the really are.

Per Fox News:

The change came after Colorado’s Department of Public Health admitted that its COVID-19 death toll was counting those who tested positive for the coronavirus but had died of other causes, Fox 31 Denver reported late Friday.

The department now says 1,150 Coloradoans who died had COVID-19 but only 878 of those deaths were “due to” COVID-19.

“We have been reporting at the state, deaths among people who had COVID-19 at the time of death and the cause of that death may or may not have been COVID-19,” said Dr. Eric France, the health state department’s chief medical officer.

France noted that state officials began hearing from hospitals, medical examiners, doctors, and others that the numbers were suspect.

One such story emerged from Montezuma County where a 35-year-old man was added to the coronavirus death rolls, but who didn’t actually die from the virus.

“The state is reporting that death as a COVID death, but our health department wanted to let people know that even though the person did have the virus, they did not die from it,” county officials said.

The numbers in Michigan have also come under a cloud.

“I think a lot of clinicians are putting that condition (COVID-19) on death certificates when it might not be accurate because they died with coronavirus and not of coronavirus,” Macomb County, Mich., Chief Medical Examiner Daniel Spitz told the Ann Arbor News last month.

“Are they entirely accurate? No,” Spitz said. “Are people dying of it? Absolutely. Are people dying of other things and coronavirus is maybe getting credit? Yeah, probably.”

Similar miscounting is occurring in states across the nation.

Per Fox News:

Illinois has been accused of skewing its COVID-19 death count. The CDC on Friday reported 3,792 coronavirus deaths in Illinois, which has been hard hit by the pandemic.

In April, the state’s Director of Public Health Dr. Ngozi Ezike told a coronavirus news briefing that the state’s COVID-19 death toll was counting those who died of “a clear alternate cause” but had the virus at the same time.

Another death in Arkansas was tallied as a COVID-29 death despite the truth of the matter.

In Arkansas, where 97 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, the count includes a woman who died at a nursing home in April.

But KTHV-TV reported interviewing the woman’s daughter, who had questions about including her mother in the count.

“My mother was 91 when she passed,” the daughter, who requested anonymity, said. “She had been in hospice since January. I feel the diagnosis of ‘respiratory failure due to COVID-19’ is not true. To add a death due to the virus just to inflate the numbers is not right.”

Indeed, San Diego recently had to admit that it has had only six actually COVID-19 deaths despite recent claims.

This sort of nonsense is going on everywhere.

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Secret Service Busts Nigerian Crooks Defrauding U.S. Unemployment System for Hundreds of Millions

The U.S. Secret Service has busted a Nigerian fraud ring bilking America for “hundreds of millions” in fraudulent unemployment payments.

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The U.S. Secret Service has busted a Nigerian fraud ring that has been bilking America for “hundreds of millions” in fraudulent unemployment payments.

As if the U.S. isn’t bankrupting itself fast enough with the massive loss of jobs amid this coronavirus hysteria, now we find the Nigerians stealing millions from us with our obviously easily defrauded unemployment benefit system.

A Secret Service memo obtained by the New York Times described the attack as a well-organized Nigerian fraud ring that may be stealing “hundreds of millions of dollars.”

“We are actively running down every lead we are getting,” Roy Dotson, a special agent who specializes in financial fraud at the Secret Service, told the paper.

The foreign crooks are using stolen Social Security numbers and other personal information likely purchased by hackers to file for unearned benefits.

The fraud ring jumped into action thanks to the millions of lost jobs because of the coronavirus lockdowns.

The first place the growing fraud was seen was in the State of Washington where people who did not file for unemployment found that their names were being used to file for fraudulent benefits.

The Secret Service noted that the fraud is slowing down response time for people who are legally filing for benefits.

At Bellingham, Washington’s Western Washington University, more than 400 of 2,500 employees have been targeted with fake unemployment claims, the university’s spokesman told the Times.

“This is a gut punch,” said Suzi LeVine, the commissioner of the Washington State Employment Security Department.

The Secret Service said they are also finding evidence of the fake claims in Florida, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Wyoming.

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Nancy Pelosi Admits What Democrats Want Would Cost An “Endless Amount Of Money”

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admits that the coronavirus relief measures that the Democrats are planning would cost an “endless amount of money.” From an interview on CNN with host Jake Tapper.

 

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Outrageous: Now Leftist L.A. Mayor Proclaims that City ‘Will Never Completely Open’

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The left-wing mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, has issued the shocking proclamation that the city will “never” fully re-open because of the coronavirus.

The liberal mayor insisted this week that the city will never fully reopen until there is a “cure” for the feared coronavirus.

This, though, is an utterly unscientific proclamation because science has yet to cure many viruses like the coronavirus. So, if Garcetti is going to wait for a “cure,” he may never be ready to allow his city to reopen.

These outrageous comments come on the heels of his decision to keep much of L.A. shuttered through August.

In a rambling interview with ABC’s Good Morning America, Garcetti attempted to clarify comments made by county public health director Barbara Ferrer that initially suggested the coronavirus lockdown would stretch into August.

Garcetti scolded residents telling them not to “overreact” to Ferrer’s comments, but added that L.A. would “never be completely open” until there is a vaccine for COVID-19.

“I think we have to all recognize that we’re not moving beyond COVID-19,” Garcetti exclaimed. “We’re learning to live with it.”

“We’ve never been fully closed, we’ll never be completely open until we have cure,” he said.

But even the left-wing media’s favorite doctor, Anthony Fauci, noted that there may never be am effective vaccine. “There’s no guarantee that the vaccine is actually going to be effective,” he said.

So, if Garcetti intends to shut down L.A. permanently, the city will be entirely destroyed.

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California Prisoners Tried to Give Each Other Coronavirus to Get Free Ticket Out of Jail Card

California’s criminals used the coronavirus to get out of jail by trying to give the virus to each other, reports say.

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California’s criminals used the coronavirus to try and get out of jail free by trying to give the virus to each other, reports say.

Prisoners at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic, California, were caught on video passing a paper cup to each other and huffing air through a used medical mask in an attempt to get infected with the virus according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva.

Sheriff Villanueva said that the inmates had the “mistaken belief” that they could pass the virus to each other, the New York Post reported.

The sheriff said that the plot was “a way to force our hand and somehow release more inmates out of our jail environment.”

Still, Villanueva did report that 21 of the prisoners did contract the virus “as a result of the behavior.”

Naturally, all the inmates denied trying to infect themselves.

You can’t blame the crooks for the attempt, though.

After all, the left-wing state has already freed 5,000 inmates because authorities are afraid they would get coronavirus in jail.

Despite the release, the state has still diagnosed 357 prisoners with the virus still in the system.

But with the state freeing people for such an idiotic reason, of COURSE the prisoners tried to infect themselves.

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Trump Tweets Jesse Watters’ Breakdown Of #ObamaGate

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President Donald Trump tweeted Jesse Watters’ breakdown of #ObamaGate in which  Jesse Watters says new smoking-gun documents are coming.

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#ObamaGate finally started trending today after all the information about the scandalous Obama administration that was confirmed this week.

One reason was because President Donald Trump tweeted a great recitation of some of that information, as recounted by Fox’s Jesse Watters.

It’s always been astonishing that the media has treated the Obama Administration as though it were free of scandal, that all Obama was guilty of was wearing a “tan suit.” The Watters video leads with Obama saying in 2017 that his administration was the only one “without a major scandal.” Does he think that people can’t remember that far back? Indeed, there were a boatload of scandals, from spying on reporters and Congress to the biggest one of all still being uncovered: spying on their political opponents. But perhaps the biggest scandal was there never being any consequences for their actions despite their actions and the media just always moved on, never holding them to account.

As Watters lays out, he lists the various Obama officials who called Trump a traitor and implied there was evidence of collusion with Putin. Yet they all knew that was untrue, indeed they testified to that themselves. So they were out and out lying to the public each and every time they said it. House Intel Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) didn’t want to release the transcripts that would show they were lying until he was forced to by the Director of National Intelligence, Ric Grenell. Schiff knew there was no evidence of collusion, yet he, too, continued to lie publicly and say that there was. They stoked unprecedented division to undermine a political opponent in order to try to regain power. More

Let’s hope all the posturing is finally over. I believe it’s time. For the last three and a half years we watched as democrats did their horrid chicken dance for all the world to see. The impeachment fiasco for sure. Let’s hope that Barr and Durham do have guns loaded and will go after these traitors with the full force of the law!

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