In a little-publicized act of kindness, it has been reported that Donald Trump gave financial support to Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, the soldier held in a Mexican jail for 214 days.
Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren told her audience about the charitable effort on behalf of Mr. Trump, but also added this point about the President — he “wouldn’t even pick up the phone to help.”
via Greta Wire:
Trump: I was proud to help Sgt. Tahmooressi and this showed what we can do when we work together.
Watch Greta’s Off The Record segment below …
Greta: “In all seriousness, Donald did help out Sgt. Tahmooressi. He sent him some money to help him jump start his life. Sgt. Tahmooressi rotted in a Mexican prison for 214 days. President Obama wouldn’t even pick up the phone to help.”
Tahmooressi was released in November when a Mexican judge was finally convinced to do so on humanitarian grounds. His lengthy prison stay became a farce and a failure under the Obama administration, culminating in a September congressional hearing that was “highly critical of Obama Administration efforts to secure his release and Mexico’s refusal to let him go.”
It’s good to see that at least Mr. Trump cared enough to lend a helping hand.
What do you think of the claims that Donald Trump helped Sgt. Tahmooressi? And what do you think of Obama’s inaction during the time he was held in prison?