Now-retired Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who just a few months ago had his name cleared after spending months in prison on accusations of stabbing to death an ISIS teenager while deployed in Iraq back in 2017, just met up with President Trump, who supported him throughout the trials and even offered to pardon him if he had been found guilty by the courts.
After been cleared, Gallagher still faced a demotion in ranking, which Trump overruled, completely restoring his high SEAL rank last month.
Gallagher and his wife Andrea visited Trump and Melania at Mar-a-Lago, where they thanked POTUS for overruling the demotion with a “little gift from Eddie’s deployment to Mosul.”
Take a look at the photos of their meeting that is circulating on social media:
The New York Post has more to say:
Retired Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher met President Trump at Mar-a-Lago over the weekend to thank him for taking up his controversial case.
Photos show Gallagher, 40, and his wife Andrea chatting with Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the president’s swanky Palm Beach resort.
“Finally got to thank the President and his amazing wife by giving them a little gift from Eddie’s deployment to Mosul,” Gallagher and his wife Andrea captioned the images, posted Saturday on a joint Instagram account.
In one of the photos, the president can be seen holding what looks like a wrapped gift, though it wasn’t clear what the present was.
The couple also posed for a photo with the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., at the conservative group Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit on Saturday.
The Washington Examiner also commented:
Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher met with President Trump at his 26-room, 62,500-square-foot resort in Palm Beach, Florida, this weekend.
"Finally got to thank the President and his amazing wife by giving them a little gift from Eddie’s deployment to Mosul," a post on Gallagher's shared Instagram account with his wife reads. The location of the post was tagged as Mar-a-Lago.
Pictures showed Gallagher, 40, and his wife, Andrea, sharing laughs with the president and Melania Trump. One photo showed the president with a gift in hand, although the contents of the present remain unclear.