Of course we all remember Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi who spent 214 days in a filthy Mexican prison for accidentally entered Mexico with a few legal firearms in his trunk. Well, he got an unexpected surprise from none other than Donald J. Trump!
Obama would have left Tahmooressi to rot but thanks to the efforts of certain members of congress as well as all of us patriots Tahmooressi was finally able to come back home. That was a great day for all of us!
According to Fox News, just days after Tahmooressi finally made it back to the USA in November of 2014 Donald Trump decided to give the Marine a $25,000 check!
“I really want this money to go to him, not his lawyers,” Trump said.
It is my great honor to send $25,000 to Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi. #marinefreed
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2014
Trump said that he felt badly after watching FOX’s Van Susteren’s interview with the Marine. He said that Tahmooressi has suffered greatly and that he hopes this money will help him get back on with his life.
“I kept on thinking it’s going to be this month,” he said. “It’s going to be really soon. It’s going to come really soon. I kept on getting my hopes up, you know, and it just kept on dragging on and dragging on.”
Conservative Tribune adds:
That Trump forked over some of his own money to help Tahmooressi rebuild his life spoke volumes about his kind heart and charitable spirit.
It also inadvertently highlighted one of the fundamental differences between him and our current president: Unlike Obama, Trump actually cares about our military. Instead of just giving lip service to his support, he put his money where his mouth is and demonstrated via his actions that the concern he feels is real.
A lot of people talk a big game, but Trump did an awful lot more than that for Sgt. Tahmooressi.