President Trump is truly an honorable man even outside his politics.
Last month, New York Democrat House Judiciary Committee Chairman – and long time political rival of Trump’s – Jerry Nadler fell extemely ill and was hospitalized.
Despite Nadler repeatedly feuding with him over a wide array of issues that the two don’t see eye to eye on and recently jumping on board the impeachment bandwagon, Trump took the high road and surprised Nadler with a get-well call while he was on his sick bed.
Details of that call, such as that Trump called Nadler “tough” numerous times, recently unfolded.
Take a look at the news of the call’s details which is going viral online:
The Hill has more to say about the call:
Nadler was hospitalized shortly after a health scare at a press conference.
Trump called Nadler from Air Force One while he was heading to Japan after Nadler appeared to become faint during an event. Yahoo News first reported the call Monday.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later confirmed the call in an appearance on Fox News.
"You know, the president made that call quietly and he wanted to check on his health," Sanders said.
"They’ve known each other a long time. Certainly are, I would say, opponents of each other on most occasions. But the president wanted to check on him after he had that health scare and make sure he was doing OK."
Trump reportedly told Nadler he saw what had happened on TV and that he found the congressman to be “tough.”
He reportedly said that multiple times and asked if he could do anything to help. A person familiar with the call told Yahoo that they did not discuss politics or impeachment.
Yahoo News said this:
Putting aside his sharp political differences with one of his primary congressional tormentors, President Trump made a surprising get-well call to Rep. Jerry Nadler, who was briefly hospitalized in Manhattan in May, Yahoo News has learned.
On May 24, Nadler was at an event promoting speed cameras at a school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan when he appeared to grow faint, slumping slightly forward. Sitting next to him, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio offered Nadler water, but the 71-year-old congressman remained apparently dazed. Medical professionals were summoned, and an ambulance transported Nadler to Lenox Hill Hospital, where he spent the night.
His staff later said that he had suffered from dehydration, probably caused by the temperature in the crowded gymnasium. His staff also said that there were no serious medical conditions from which Nadler had been suffering. “Hospital was just a precaution,” one Nadler staffer told Yahoo News.
But while at Lenox Hill, Nadler received an unexpected call, from Trump. The call has not previously been reported.
Trump and Nadler are both 70-something New Yorkers, but that has hardly brought them together in Washington. In fact, the two have been political enemies since the 1980s, when Trump sought to initiate a major real estate project on the West Side of Manhattan, which Nadler represents. Nadler and much of the community opposed the development. They ultimately prevailed.
More recently, as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Nadler has led several key investigations into the Trump administration. If House Democrats move to impeach Trump — which Speaker Nancy Pelosi has resisted so far — Nadler would be crucial to that effort.
Those considerations, however, were put aside at least momentarily, in favor of more human considerations, according to several people familiar with the contents of the call. A member of Nadler’s staff who would only speak on the condition of anonymity said Trump called Nadler from Air Force One as he was on his way to Japan.
The Washington Examiner also chimed in:
President Trump put politics aside for a moment and reportedly phoned the man who wants to begin an impeachment inquiry against him after the representative suddenly fell ill and was hospitalized.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler was taken to the hospital last month after unexpectedly becoming faint. After arriving at the hospital, Nadler got the surprise call from Trump, according to Yahoo News. The president was reportedly on Air Force One when he called up his political foe.
It was determined that Nadler was just dehydrated, but the New York Democrat was still taken by medical professionals from the Upper West Side press conference he was holding alongside New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“Hospital was just a precaution,” a Nadler staffer said.
During the call the president referred to Nadler as “tough” a number of times, wished him well, and asked if he could do anything for him. Politics was put on the back burner and impeachment was not discussed.
I for one am proud to have a president who can put aside petty politics in favor of taking righteous, loving action when it boils down to it.
What about you?