by: Liz Crokin
As an entertainment journalist, I’ve had the opportunity to cover Trump
for over a decade, and in all my years covering him I’ve never heard
anything negative about the man until he announced he was running for
Keep in mind, I got paid a lot of money to dig up dirt on
celebrities like Trump for a living so a scandalous story on the famous
billionaire could’ve potentially sold a lot of magazines and would’ve been
a Huge feather in my cap.
Instead, I found that he doesn’t drink alcohol or do drugs, he’s a
hardworking businessman. On top of that, he’s one of the most generous
celebrities in the world with a heart filled with more gold than his $100
million New York penthouse.
Since the media has failed so miserably at reporting the truth about
Trump, I decided to put together some of the acts of kindness he’s
committed over three decades which has gone virtually unnoticed or fallen
on deaf ears.
In 1986, Trump prevented the foreclosure of Annabell Hill’s family farm
after her husband committed suicide. Trump personally phoned down to the
auction to stop the sale of her home and offered the widow money. Trump
decided to take action after he saw Hill’s pleas for help in news reports.
In 1988, a commercial airline refused to fly Andrew Ten, a sick Orthodox
Jewish child with a rare illness, across the country to get medical care
because he had to travel with an elaborate life-support system. His grief
stricken parents contacted Trump for help and he didn’t hesitate to send
his own plane to take the child from Los Angeles to New York so he could
get his treatment.
In 1991, 200 Marines who served in Operation Desert Storm spent time at
Camp Lejune in North Carolina before they were scheduled to return home to
their families. However, the Marines were told that a mistake had been
made and an aircraft would not be able to take them home on their
scheduled departure date. When Trump got wind of this, he sent his plane
to make two trips from North Carolina to Miami to safely return the Gulf
War Marines to their loved ones.
In 1995, a motorist stopped to help Trump after the limo he was traveling
in got a flat tire. Trump asked the Good Samaritan how he could repay him
for his help. All the man asked for was a bouquet of flowers for his wife.
A few weeks later Trump sent the flowers with a note that read: We’ve paid
off your mortgage.
In 1996, Trump filed a lawsuit against the city of Palm Beach, Florida,
accusing the town of discriminating against his Mar-a-Lago resort club
because it allowed Jews and blacks. Abraham Foxman, who was the
Anti-Defamation League Director at the time, said Trump put the light on
Palm Beach not on the beauty and the glitter, but on its seamier side of
Foxman also noted that Trump’s charge had a trickle-down
effect because other clubs followed his lead and began admitting Jews and
In 2000, Maury Povich featured a little girl named Megan who struggled
with Brittle Bone Disease on his show and Trump happened to be watching.
Trump said the little girl’s story and positive attitude touched his
heart. So he contacted Maury and gifted the little girl and her family
with a very generous check.
In 2008, after Jennifer Hudson’s family members were tragically murdered
in Chicago, Trump put the Oscar-winning actress and her family up at his
Windy City hotel for free. In addition to that, Trump’s security took
extra measures to ensure Hudson and her family members were safe during
such a difficult time.
In 2013, New York bus driver Darnell Barton spotted a woman close to the
edge of a bridge staring at traffic below as he drove by. He stopped the
bus, got out and put his arm around the woman and saved her life by
convincing her to not jump. When Trump heard about this story, he sent the
hero bus driver a check simply because he believed his good deed deserved
to be rewarded.
In 2014, Trump gave $25,000 to Sgt. Andrew Tamoressi after he spent seven
months in a Mexican jail for accidentally crossing the US-Mexico border.
President Barack Obama couldn’t even be bothered to make one phone call to
assist with the United States Marine’s release; however, Trump opened his
pocketbook to help this serviceman get back on his feet.
In 2016, Melissa Consin Young attended a Trump rally and tearfully thanked
Trump for changing her life. She said she proudly stood on stage with
Trump as Miss Wisconsin USA in 2005.
However, years later she foundherself struggling with an incurable illness and during her darkest days
she explained that she received a handwritten letter from Trump telling
her she’s the bravest woman, I know. She said the opportunities that she
got from Trump and his organizations ultimately provided her
Mexican-American son with a full-ride to college.
Lynne Patton, a black female executive for the Trump Organization,
released a statement in 2016 defending her boss against accusations that
he’s a racist and a bigot. She tearfully revealed how she’s struggled with
substance abuse and addiction for years. Instead of kicking her to the
curb, she said the Trump Organization and his entire family loyally stood
by her through immensely difficult times.
Donald Trump’s kindness knows no bounds and his generosity has and
continues to touch the lives of people from every sex, race and religion.
When Trump sees someone in need, he wants to help.
Two decades ago, Oprah asked Trump in a TV interview if he’d ever run for
president. He said: “If it got so bad, I would never want to rule it out
totally because I really am tired of seeing what’s happening with this
That day has come. Trump sees that America is in need and he wants to
help. How unthinkable! On the other hand. have you ever heard of Hillary
or Obama ever doing such things with their own resources?