House Speaker Kevin McCarthy recently shared a beautiful anecdote about former President Donald Trump that displays a typically brusque ex-philanthropic president’s and kind side.
McCarthy spoke on Donald Trump Jr.’s podcast about a time when President Trump conducted a modest act of kindness for a Gold-Star family visiting Washington, D.C. after his administration ended.
In August of 2021, following Joe Biden’s catastrophic exit from Afghanistan, a suicide attack at the airport in Kabul claimed the lives of 11 Marines, one member of the U.S. Army, and one Navy Corpsman. Following the incident, the family members of one of the victims were in Washington, D.C., according to the House speaker.
McCarthy stated that the Gold-Star family was present in his office at the time and mentioned that they had booked into Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C. McCarthy stated that he called the former president to inform him that the family had sought out Trump’s hotel during their vacation to Washington, D.C.
In contrast to Biden’s treatment of Gold-Star families, however, Trump did not simply accept the praise and move on with his life.
According to McCarthy, Trump took action.
“[Trump] gets on the phone with me and this is what he says: ‘I’m going to go call the manager. You tell them I’m picking up their tab.’ He didn’t want anybody to know. He didn’t put it on Truth. He didn’t put out a tweet. He told me privately, and he pays for it. And that’s the thing nobody sees about him,” McCarthy said.
The Speaker’s disclosure occurs around 53 minutes into Trump Jr.’s podcast:
Many Twitter users jumped to social media to praise Trump for his quiet act of kindness.
Good people doing good things. Not for notoriety. But because it’s a good thing to do.
— WesternKSHillbilly (@WesternKs) January 27, 2023
President @realDonaldTrump did)does things like that all the time. He does a lot of anonymous help to others.
— FaithOverFear2 (@BLBates9) January 27, 2023
Whether you like Donald Trump as a person or not, you cannot ignore the significance of his repeated modest acts of kindness, as few people in his position do the same. And Trump does this frequently. Such tales, which are constantly repeated by others, abound.
Last week, for example, he reached out to Rochelle “Silk” Richardson and informed her that he was paying for Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway’s burial, a detail that Trump never made public.
Indeed, no one knew about Trump’s kindness until Richardson informed everyone.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Not only did Trump heavily promote the ceremony for his friend on his Truth Social platform, but during the ceremony, Richardson praised Trump for picking up the cost of the celebration of life ceremony and whatever funeral arrangements Richardson thought would be best for her dear sister. CONTINUE READING…