While the liberal media likes to paint President Donald Trump as cold and heartless, on multiple occasion throughout his time in office he has shown that he has a heart and cares deeply about other people — especially children.
The latest instance of Trump showing his softer side involves the case Charlie Gard, a baby in England who was born with a rare genetic condition that makes it unlikely he will live very long, Independent Journal Reviewreported.
On Monday, Trump tweeted that he would be “delighted” to help out in any way possible. The parents of the little boy have lost multiple court cases and now they face the real possibility that the hospital Gard is in could pull life support for their child — even though they don’t want that to happen.
“If we can help little Charlie Gard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so,” Trump wrote in his tweet.
If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2017
Trump’s comments revolve around a key part of the case. There is an experimental treatment in the United States that could help Gard, but Europe is refusing to let his parents actually bring him over here.
The parents of Gard, Chris and Connie Gard, quickly seized on Trump’s comments and stated that they would continue to fight to save their child — especially now that the pope and the president of the United States were on their side. On Wednesday, a pediatric hospital in Rome owned by the Vatican offered to take over the child’s care, according to CNN.
“If he’s still fighting, we’re still fighting,” they wrote in a Facebook post that included a link to Trump’s tweet.
The U.K. Daily Mail reported that in a statement, the parents of Gard stated that they were “overwhelmed” by the support that Trump had shown them.
“Chris and Connie are overwhelmed with emotion that President Trump and the Pope have spoken publicly of their support,” the statement read.
On Twitter, the approvals poured out:
Amazing intervention. The way this family has been treated is a total disgrace. https://t.co/eHkLl4b1Uh
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 3, 2017
When you are wanting murder baby #CharlieGard and the people trying stop you are Trump and The Pope, you should rethink your life
— Daniel Phillips (@KekistaniDaniel) July 5, 2017
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) July 6, 2017
Fox News reported that British Prime Minister Theresa May didn’t rule out the possibility that Gard could be moved to the United States on Wednesday, but she didn’t seem to indicate she would intervene either.
“I am confident that Great Ormond Street Hospital have and always will consider any offers or new information that has come forward with consideration of the well-being of a desperate ill child,” she said while adding that doctors often make “heartbreaking decisions” in cases like this one.
While Trump’s willingness to help the boy is admirable, it is unclear if there is much he can do to actually get Gard over to the United States for the treatment. If Britain won’t let Gard leave the country, there isn’t much Trump can do to force their hand.
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