President Trump continues making strides to reach across party lines, as he made a phone call to a terminally ill man whose sister is a Democratic councilwoman.
Given only six months to live, Jay Barrett had a big request on his bucket list: a gesture from President Trump. Suffering with cystic fibrosis, Barrett “began palliative care for his cystic fibrosis last week at the home of his sister, West Haven city Councilwoman Bridgette Hoskie (D),” according to The Hill.
Barrett was shocked when he was put in contact with both Eric Trump and HUD official Lynne Patton on Monday, his first day home from the hospital. Barrett said Patton “hit me up on Instagram — it’s pretty incredible.”
Receiving a call from around 7:45, Barrett said that Eric Trump told him he would be receiving a special gift from his father. “He told me they’re pulling for me and praying,” Barrett said about his phone conversation.
According to New Haven Register Patton and Barrett connected on Facebook where she said, “Done. Just spoke to Eric Trump and he has a signed gift from his father especially for Jay. And trust me, Trump doesn’t sign much anymore now that he’s POTUS, so this is very special.”
Barrett was in for the surprise of a lifetime when President Trump called him on Tuesday.
“Mr. President, through thick and thin, you know there’s been a lot of thicks, and there’s been a lot of thins, I support you,” Barrett told the President. Trump told Barrett he was a “champ” and, “You’re my kind of man, Jay. … I’m very proud of you. I’ll talk to you again, Jay, OK? You keep that fight going. We both fight.”
The exchange is all thanks to Barrett’s “100% Democrat” sister Bridgette Hoskie who started a Facebook campaign to get brother an encounter with President Trump.
The social media plea from Hoskie that started as a secret said, “please log onto whitehouse.gov and send a request to the president asking him to contact my brother. He loves Trump and it’s on his bucket list. He’s currently in Yale’s ICU so this happening would be amazing. Use your info and my brothers in the message.”
The bipartisan campaign quickly went viral and reached its way to the White House resulting in a call from the President and a happy Jay Barrett.
Left-Wing “Sleeping Giants” Deplatforming Activist Apologizes for “Diminishing” Minority Co-Founder
Matt Rivitz “gaslighted” the co-founder out of Sleeping Giants.
Matt Rivitz, the nominal founder of far-left deplatforming organization Sleeping Giants, issued a detailed public apology to a woman who has recently identified herself as a co-founder of the group. Nandini Jammi went public with her claims of being sidelined as a key figure within Sleeping Giants last week, claiming that Rivitz, a San Francisco ad executive, had “gaslighted” her out of public acknowledgment for her role in the organization.
Rivitz’s public apology, released Monday, appeared to largely vindicate her claims, acknowledging that Jammi was a co-founder of the group who had never received the due credit she claimed to have deserved.
A letter of apology. pic.twitter.com/gfMvAQuO4O
— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) July 10, 2020
Sleeping Giants is a leftist deplatforming organization that seeks to defund conservative websites by haranguing advertisers over their ad placements on platforms such as Breitbart. Rivitz’s acknowledgment of sidelining the group’s female co-founder- coming only after Jammi published a Medium article that accused Rivitz of erasing her contributions to the group.
“I want to show you how a woman of color almost disappeared from the movement she built, and what you can achieve when you refuse to follow the rules your white male “leader” sets for you,” said Jammi of Rivitz’ selfish desire for self promotion. Jammi also published a series of arrogant remarks she attributes to Rivitz, in which the leftist anti-free speech activist curtly told his younger co-founder to know her place.
Curiously, Sleeping Giants is registered as an LLC in California, making it likely that the deplatforming group is a for-profit entity. Rivitz, who went to great lengths to hide his identity as the figure behind the group, was only exposed as Sleeping Giants’ operator after a Breitbart News investigation. It’s still totally unclear who is funding the organization.
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