The mainstream media don't talk about it much, but President Trump - long before his election to his present office, and after it as well - has helped a great many people on a personal basis, never making a fuss about it or seeking publicity. The latest episode has, however, been noticed - and I think that's a good thing.
Bouvet’s son, Shane Bouvet, worked with Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 by day while holding down a job as a delivery man by night.
The Republican reportedly met with president-elect Trump the night before the inauguration and shared his father’s health and financial struggles.
“His father, Donald,” Trump said Friday about what Shane Bouvet told him, “was suffering and really on a pretty final path towards losing his life.”
After his January meeting with Trump, Shane Bouvet returned to his hometown of Stonington, Illinois, with a population of about 930.
Then, he got a check in the mail.
It was a personal check worth $10,000 from Trump, he said.
“Shane — You are a great guy — thanks for all of your help,” Trump reportedly wrote on presidential stationery.
Shane Bouvet told NBC4 he gave the entire sum to his father, who used it to pay the deductible on the treatment.
Now cancer-free, Don Bouvet got his own chance Friday to meet Trump ... "It's very emotional because ... one day I wanted to come here, or meet you somewhere, shake your hand, look you in the eye, and say, 'Thank you for saving my life,'" Don Bouvet told the president. "And I thank you from the bottom of my heart."
There's more at the link.
There are more stories like that out there, if you look for them. It appears that President Trump has been quietly, under-the-radar generous to many people in need of help. Full marks to him for that, and for his choice not to seek any publicity for it. My respect for him has just gone up another notch.
This report is from a local NBC affiliate. I wonder whether the national network will carry it? Nah . . . I guess that's too much to hope for from such a biased, anti-Trump source. Besides, even if NBC carried it, they'd probably twist it into something negative about the President - just as they've been doing about the Nunes memorandum ever since it came out.