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Melissa Young wants the world to know that there’s a compassionate side to Donald Trump and that he has brought a ray of sunshine to few remaining years.
Young, who was crowned Miss Wisconsin USA in 2005 and whose 7-year-old son Jack is part Mexican, attended a Trump rally in Wisconsin on Tuesday at which she shared a story about the Republican presidential hopeful.
When she was in the hospital because of an incurable nervous system disease and pregnant with Jack, he sent her a letter to boost her spirits.
“I'm here right now to thank you in person, because that is my biggest dream," she said from the crowd to Trump who listened from the stage. Until last year, Trump owned the Miss USA pageant, and Young reminding the reality TV star of their having met previously.
"Because through you and your organizations, my son, who is Mexican-American, 7 years old ... and just being able to stand on that stage with you in 2005, and the outpouring of love that came from that ultimately provided my son when he graduates high school with a full ride to college."
A fundraising page run by the Miss USA organization helped attract enough money, Young said, to pay for a college education for Jack.
Young suffers from a rare condition that affects the autonomous nervous system, which controls automatic body functions like pulse, blood pressure and kidney functions. There is no known cure.
Trump said he remembered the letter he wrote to her.
originally posted by: jonnywhite
originally posted by: Willtell
originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: angeldoll
Amazing. He embodies the stereotypical lying, saying whatever the crowd wants to hear, manipulating, making promises he knows he cannot keep (or doesn't know enough to know what he can't do, self-centered politician.
Admittedly he is an amateur, not as well informed, and engages in salesmanship. But along the way he has proven himself, for instance by going to Louisiana during the floods, and graciously meeting and listening to foreign leaders, not to mention tirelessly working for what he set out to do in the first place.
What is an amateur liar?
An amateur deceiver, distorter, and demagogue?
An amateur candidate who says he will murder the relatives of terrorists
An amateur who wants to bring back water boarding and all other kinds of nefarious acts
That’s not an amateur that’s a fascist
You mean this:
So many dumb things come out of his mouth. Hurts him more than anything else. What I can't figure out is whether he's calling for killing those families or just lawfully rooting out the terrorist elements.
Donald Trump has been telling voters he is not a sexist, does not discriminate against women and will be "great for women" as President. As proof of this, he points to his hiring of a woman to oversee the construction of Trump Tower in 1980, when there were a very few women in construction.
I was that woman.
My view on his statement, and his candidacy more generally, in light of my experiences working directly for him and his then-wife Ivana: Even though he just went out of his way to repeat a pejorative reference to female anatomy to describe Ted Cruz, Trump is not as bad as he sounds. But he's a lot worse than he says. Trump will tell you that everyone likes him. This is not the case. He can be very charming and ingratiating, but he is not nice. In my experience, he is nasty to the people who work for him. He can be very abusive and curt. He has an incredible temper and he lashes out at everyone, including [his daughter] Ivana.
He has his fixed idea of how women work. He also used to have fixed ideas about certain nationalities, such as who are the best with money, who are the sternest masters, who are the cleanest. Just reflecting society — he profiled, but didn't discriminate. He would always hire the person he thought was best without regard to gender. I know I never got a break like the one I got from Donald. Every employer I have ever worked for has considered me in terms of my gender. I would say that in that way, Trump was the best of them. He leered at attractive female employees. Yet I would call him more of a womanizer than a sexist, sort of like Bill Clinton.
Trump says he loves women and I suspect he does, in his own way. But his public denigration of women and his association with objectifying activities like Playboy and pageants have the overall effect of blunting any assertion that he is not sexist, regardless of how many women Trump has hired.
The drama and embarassment surrounding Ed McMahon's impending foreclosure may be over...thanks to Donald Trump.
While the details are not yet finalized, The Donald will buy McMahon's house from the lender and allow Ed to continue living in it. The real estate mogul and salesmen extraordinaire will simply lease the property back to McMachon at a discounted price.
Trump says helping McMahon "would be an honor."
"When I was at the Wharton School of Business," Trump said, "I'd watch him every night. How could this happen?
The lender had set a deadline of two weeks for the house to be sold, so Trump came in at the nick of time.
Ryan White, the Indiana teen-ager who put the face of a child on AIDS and served as a leader for gaining greater understanding and compassion for those with the deadly disease, died today. He was 18 years old.
Ryan, a hemophiliac who contracted the virus through a blood transfusion, died of complications of AIDS in Riley Hospital for Children, said Dr. Martin Kleiman, the youth's physician. He would not elaborate. Ryan entered the hospital on March 29 suffering from a respiratory infection.
Ryan's struggle to be accepted in a public school forced Central Indiana to grapple with difficult issues raised by the disease. Around the nation, the attendant publicity helped pierce myths about AIDS, helping health experts and educators emphasize that it is not transmitted by casual contact, that it affects people from many walks of life and that although always fatal, the infection leaves many people able to continue normal lives for years.
Today Donald Trump and the singer Michael Jackson, who is from Indiana, called on the family at its home.
DETROIT, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Donald J. Trump and Mel Farr, Sr.,
announced Monday they will help members of the Detroit High School for the
Fine and Performing Arts Symphonic Band to perform in Carnegie Hall next May.
The band has been invited to perform next May at Carnegie Hall as part of
the hall's 1998 Youth Music Debut Series. With the invitation in hand, the
students have begun a drive to raise the funds they need to pay for the trip,
which will have a total price tag of $61,000.
Trump and Farr, who have teamed up to form the Trump Motor City Hotel
Casino, Inc., said they will pledge half of that amount -- $30,500 -- to match
a similar amount to be raised by the students through other sources to make
their dream come true.
"When I get involved in a city, I get involved all the way," Trump said in
announcing the pledge. "I want to help make sure that the people of New York
have the opportunity to see the kind of talent and dedication that exists at
the Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts. I look forward to
having this fine ensemble perform at Carnegie Hall next May."
originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: BlueAjah
Yeah, it might be the story he was talking about. I never heard that one.
But ok. Are you saying that one good deed outdoes everything else he's ever done???
Just because you can point out a couple nice things he's done along the way doesn't erase the bad things he's done to people.
It helps, don't get me wrong. Unlike him and his talking heads I'm not trying to make anyone out to be the devil or a demon or anything. I think the man is still human and does something nice now and then too. But that hardly makes him a saint when you include all the other stuff he's done to people over the years.
Friends of Frederick E. Samuel Foundation Executive Director Clyde Frazier, Sr. gratefully accepted a check for $25,000 from Mr. Trump, who saw Mr. Frazier being interviewed on 9/11, and talking about his son Clyde Frazier, Jr. and the Slam Jam tournament he had founded.
originally posted by: Annee
originally posted by: gasface
. . . . but when you are a celebrity and rich women throw themselves at you.
You know this first hand?
Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, Donald Trump, Robert Trump, and Elizabeth Trump Grau have provided Hospital for Special Surgery with a $1 million gift in support of and to name the Institute for Implant Analysis in honor of their parents, the late Mary and Fred Trump. The Mary and Fred Trump Institute for Implant Analysis aims to innovate upon the science of joint reconstruction to improve the quality of life for millions of joint replacement patients around the world.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Trump were grateful patients of Philip Wilson, Jr., M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and surgeon-in-chief from 1972 to 1989. The Trumps made a commitment of $1 million to the Hospital in honor of their parents and in recognition of Dr. Wilson’s 91st birthday.