There is a kind side to former President Donald Trump according to a recent revelation by Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
Critics decry Trump as bombastic and self-aggrandizing and were probably surprised to hear of another instance of his generosity.
In an interview on Donald Trump Jr.’s podcast, McCarthy described a heart-warming story of generosity by the 45th president. McCarthy explained how a family of a service member killed by a suicide bomber in Kabul airport met with him in his office.
The speaker said the family was in Washington, D.C., soon after their service member died in the August 2001 evacuation from Afghanistan. The family noted they had specifically sought out the hotel owned by the former president who was always supportive of U.S. military members.
McCarthy revealed he called the former president after the family left his office to share the story of their visit with him. He also told Trump the family was staying at his Washington, D.C., hotel.
“[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,'” McCarthy told the president’s son during his podcast interview. “He didn’t want anybody to know.”
“He didn’t put it on Truth. He didn’t put out a tweet,” McCarthy continued. “He told me privately, and he pays for it. And that’s the thing nobody sees about him.”
Trump’s act of kindness was praised by many social media users after the McCarthy interview.
“Good people doing good things,” responded one Twitter follower. “Not for notoriety. But because it’s a good thing to do.”
Another Twitter account said Mr. Trump often performs acts of kindness.
“President @realDonaldTrump did)does things like that all the time,” the user claimed. “He does a lot of anonymous help to others.”
Another instance of Trump generosity was highlighted by a Western Journal report about his paying for Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway’s funeral and celebration of life ceremony.
Trump did not publicize his offer to the Richardson family on his social media platform, TruthSocial, the report noted. It would have passed unnoticed if Rochelle “Silk” Richardson had not mentioned it during Hardaway’s ceremony, the report added.
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