Due to his recent presidential campaign, Donald Trump is getting credit for an act of kindness in 2014. Trump apparently greatly helped United States Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi who was jailed in Mexico on gun charges for almost 2/3 of a year.
It has been revealed that Trump not only worked to secure the Marine’s release, but also sent Tahmooressi $25,000 in cash once he was released in order to help him get his life back on track.
The Obama administration was highly criticized for their failure to get Tahmooressi released. He was ultimately released on humanitarian grounds by a Mexican judge following the outreach of several prominent Americans.
The info, which was actually released last year, is making the rounds again after Fox News host Greta Van Susteren brought it to the attention of her viewers on her popular show. Greta also helped to secure Tahmooressi’s release and said the following on her blog:
Donald Trump gave the US Marine who was held in Mexico money to help jumpstart his life after months of captivity. I was proud to help Sgt. Tahmooressi and this showed what we can do when we work together …. watch my “Off the Record” comment from last night’s ON THE RECORD and sound off!
This is the second act of kindness Trump is getting credit for this month. Earlier this month it was revealed that Trump sent his private jet to give a ride to a sick boy who was not allowed to fly commercially due to his health.