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by Liz Crokin
Entertainment columnist for the “Red Eye Edition of the Chicago Tribune” and as a freelancer for “Us
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
In 1988, a commercial airline refused to fly Andrew Ten, a
sick 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
In 1991, 200 Marines who served in Operation
Desert Storm spent time at Camp Lejeune, 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 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 Tahmooressi 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 tear
fully 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 found herself 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.”
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
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
country.” That day has come. Trump sees that America is in
need and he wants to help– how unthinkable!
Donald Trump is a racist, bigot, sexist, xenophobe and
Islamophobe -- did I miss anything? The left and the media launch these
hideous kinds of attacks at Trump everyday; yet, nothing could be further from
the truth about the real estate mogul. 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 president. 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 hard working businessman and totally
devoted to his beloved wife and children. 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
Editor's note: While Truth of Fiction states that most of these claim check out and they "found endless
media reports about almost all of them" I'm sure most of you have never heard any of these stories, before.