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Offline Right_in_Virginia

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Trump fulfills terminally ill man's dying wish with phone call
Fox News, Mar 5, 2019

President Trump and Eric Trump fulfilled a terminally ill Connecticut man's dying wish with a phone call on Tuesday evening -- and all it took was a little help from the man's sister, an elected Democrat.

44-year-old Jay Barrett, of West Haven, who has cystic fibrosis, left a hospital to begin palliative care at his sister's home last weekend and asked for some sort of contact with the president before he dies.

His sister, West Haven City Councilwoman Bridgette Hoskie, who describes herself as "100 percent Democrat," went on social media to help make it happen. Friends and other supporters sent emails to the White House and its online petition system.

The efforts paid off Tuesday night when Barrett received a surprise call from Trump. According to Barrett, Hoskie handed him a phone and he heard an understated greeting: “I’m the secretary for the president of the United States. Do you have time to talk to him?”

Barrett was ecstatic.

"Alright Jay, you look handsome to me. I just saw a picture of you.” Trump began, in a video of the call posted to YouTube.

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"Mr. President, through thick and thin, you know there's been a lot of thicks, and there's been a lot of thins, I support you," Barrett told the president.


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Re: Trump fulfills terminally ill man's dying wish with phone call
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 07:51:21 AM »
Now, I don't care where you stand, that was a decent and kind thing to do. Bravo! :patriot:
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Re: Trump fulfills terminally ill man's dying wish with phone call
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 08:05:17 AM »
It's the kind of thing W used to do without a press release.
I wasn't particularly NeverTrump but the fanatical zeal of the Trumpsters makes me think I should be.

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Re: Trump fulfills terminally ill man's dying wish with phone call
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 08:30:27 AM »
It's the kind of thing W used to do without a press release.

The sister posted the video of the call on social media ... not the President.

But you know that.
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Re: Trump fulfills terminally ill man's dying wish with phone call
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 08:38:17 AM »
Fox News, Mar 5, 2019

I know that too.
I wasn't particularly NeverTrump but the fanatical zeal of the Trumpsters makes me think I should be.

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Re: Trump fulfills terminally ill man's dying wish with phone call
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 08:46:53 AM »
Fox News, Mar 5, 2019

I know that too.

"January 20th 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again."  --  President Donald J. Trump

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Re: Trump fulfills terminally ill man's dying wish with phone call
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2019, 09:12:38 AM »
And you are here.



We're probably not going to get beyond that today.  Take care and have a lovely day.
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Re: Trump fulfills terminally ill man's dying wish with phone call
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2019, 09:16:34 AM »
Now, I don't care where you stand, that was a decent and kind thing to do. Bravo! :patriot:

Agreed. 
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Re: Trump fulfills terminally ill man's dying wish with phone call
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2019, 10:12:55 AM »
Now, I don't care where you stand, that was a decent and kind thing to do. Bravo! :patriot:
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Re: Trump fulfills terminally ill man's dying wish with phone call
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2019, 10:23:49 AM »
Now, I don't care where you stand, that was a decent and kind thing to do. Bravo! :patriot:

You'd be surprised where some people stand. I know I am.

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Re: Trump fulfills terminally ill man's dying wish with phone call
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2019, 02:29:08 PM »
Very decent thing to do.
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Re: Trump fulfills terminally ill man's dying wish with phone call
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2019, 02:10:40 PM »
Very decent thing to do.

Yes, a very wonderful and decent thing today.  Our President has some compassion and some decency.  BTW @Right_in_Virginia thanks for the post.  It's refreshing to have some positive news for a change.
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Re: Trump fulfills terminally ill man's dying wish with phone call
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2019, 03:14:40 PM »
Now, I don't care where you stand, that was a decent and kind thing to do. Bravo! :patriot:
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