Jim Jordan had many things to say but one of the most memorable things Jordan shared in his speech Monday was a story of how Trump comforted him after his nephew died in a car crash.
Jordan’s account was he was about to walk into his nephew Eli’s parents’ home three days after the accident.
Jordan then received a phone call from President Trump comforting Jordan during his time of grieving.
Trump then went on to talk to Jim’s brother the father of his nephew who died, for five minutes and made a “terrible day a little less terrible”.
Jordan also had plenty to say about the Democrat’s corruption but it was his story of the compassion President Trump showed Jordan’s family is what stole the show.
Here is the full video of Jim Jordan at the RNC:
Rep. Jim Jordan recounts how President Trump spoke to his brother after his nephew died.
"That's the president I've gotten to know over the last four years."
— Ben Siegel (@benyc) August 25, 2020
President Trump truly cares about the American people.
Our family’s seen it.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) August 25, 2020
Here’s what the Cleveland News reported on Jim Jordan’s speech at the RNC:
Departing from his usual attack dog role, Rep. Jim Jordan recounted how President Donald Trump comforted the parents of his recently deceased nephew in a primetime Republican National Convention speech.
“It was a Saturday morning, three days after the accident,” Jordan said. “I was walking to the car, to go to Eli’s parents’ home, when the President called. We talked about a few issues. And then he asked how the family was doing. I said, ‘They’re doing OK, but it’s tough.’”
Eli Stickley was a standout wrestler at Graham High School and – like his uncle, Jordan, who wrestled at Ohio State University – wrestled at the collegiate level at the University of Wisconsin. He died as a result of a July 2018 car crash in Illinois while taking a road trip to Iowa with his girlfriend.
Jordan said he asked Trump if he might speak to Stickley’s father to “make a terrible day a little less terrible.”
‘I walked through the door, and said ‘Todd, the president wants to talk to you,’” Jordan said. “For the next five minutes, family and friends sat in complete silence, as the president of the United States took time to talk to a dad who was hurting. That’s the President I know. That’s the individual who’s made America great again and who knows America’s best days are in front of us.”
Jordan is known for his fiery speeches and unrelenting attacks on Democrats and any of Trump’s detractors, and those attacks were abundant during the first half of his speech.
Jordan said Trump’s first four years were marked by success, despite widespread opposition.
Viewers at home may not have seen Jordan’s speech if they were watching CNN or MSNBC. Both news networks cut away to commercial as Jordan’s video was next up for broadcast. The networks returned for former football star Herschel Walker’s speech immediately following Jordan’s.
RNC 2020: U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan touts President Trump as ‘pro-America candidate’ https://t.co/wJxl5zA4vJ
— WHIO-TV (@whiotv) August 25, 2020
WHIOTV7 added these details on Jordan’s speech at the convention:
Congressman Jim Jordan, from Ohio’s 4th Congressional District, touted President Trump as the “pro-America candidate” and lambasted Democrats for what’s happening in some U.S. cities.
“The Republican party is the pro-America party. President Trump is the pro-America candidate,” said Jordan, who represents Ohio’s 4th Congressional District, which includes Auglaize, Champaign, Logan, Shelby counties.
The ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee and member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform listed several decisions made by Democrats that have harmed the nation.
“Democrats won’t let you go to church, but they’ll let you protest,” he said. “Democrats won’t let you go to work, but they’ll let you riot. Democrats won’t let you go to school, but they’ll let you loot.”
The president has taken on the swamp, the Democrats, the press, and the Never Trumpers, Jordan said.
“I love the president’s intensity and his willingness to fight. But what I also appreciate is something most Americans never see – how much he truly cares about people,” Jordan said, recalling when his nephew, Eli, was killed in a car accident two years.
Jordan said Trump called him a few days later and asked how the family was doing.
Trump said, “Yea. Losing a loved one’s always difficult, and it’s really tough when they’re so young.”
I then said “Mr. President, I’m actually walking into their house right now. Obviously, they don’t know I’m talking to you. But if you’d be willing to say hello to Eli’s dad, you’d make a terrible day a little less terrible.”
“What’s his name?” Jordan said the president asked. I walked through the door, and said “Todd, the president wants to talk to you.”
Jordan said family and friends sat in silence as the president took time to talk to a dad who was hurting.
“That’s the president I know. That’s the individual who’s Made America Great Again and who knows America’s best days are in front of us,” Jordan said. “And that’s why I’m busting my tail to help him get re-elected.