A video of President Donald Trump making a move of pure class to help a Marine went viral over the weekend, as it showed how much the president respects the military.
The moment took place Saturday at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland as Trump was boarding a plane to return to Washington following the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.
As Trump walked toward Marine One, a gust of wind carried a Marine’s hat into the air. The president rushed to pick it up, placed it on the Marines head and patted the Marine’s arm.
The wind blew the hat off a second time, prompting the president to again retrieve it — this time handing it to another service member before boarding.
The Marine, who was not immediately identified, remained at attention during the encounter.
Take a look:
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This is a moment that Marine will surely never forget.
Trump’s courtesy toward the Marine is a distinct difference from the kind of treatment Trump’s predecessor showed the military.
In 2013, former President Barack Obama summoned a Marine to hold an umbrella for him while he gave a speech at the Rose Garden.
Retired United States Air Force Lieutenant General Thomas Mcinnerney said the moment lacked respect. “He isn’t some kind of butler or something,” he said of the Marine holding the umbrella, according to the U.K. Daily Mail.
This kind of disrespect was seen again in 2014, when Obama held a coffee cup as he sloppily “saluted” troops when he arrived in New York for a United Nations summit:
There’s really no comparison between the two presidents.
It’s a great feeling to have a leader in the White House who respect and honors the military — even if that means chasing after a wind-blown hat.
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