Remember Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, the former Mexican prison inmate who spent 214 days in custody after accidentally crossing the border into Mexico with several legal firearms in his possession?
Though President Barack Obama made zero efforts to aid Tahmooressi, who eventually earned his release due in large part to the work of several noted congressional members, the same cannot be said about current GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump.
“I really want this money to go to him, not his lawyers,” he said at the time.
The bombastic front-runner reportedly felt inspired to take action after he observed Tahmooressi speaking with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren about all that he had endured as a captive of the Mexican government — and about how hopeless he had sometimes felt.
The fact that Trump cared to give Sgt. Tahmooressi any money speaks a little about his charitable spirit. Even though we all know it is an election year, I have to give The Donald some credit. It’s more than I can say about our current President, but then again, I never expected Obama to do anything. Did you?
I mean here’s a marine, who spent 214 days in a Mexican jail and our current POTUS did NOTHING!
Mexico refused to even let him go, all because he made an innocent mistake and crossed over into Tijuana with weapons in his truck back in March. If it weren’t for Gov. Richardson of New Mexico, Rep. Royce from California and Rep. Matt Salmon from Arizona, not to mention Montel Williams, he’d probably STILL be sitting in a dirt jail in Mexico. That’s how much President Obama cares about our military. Unless of course, you are willing to be a pawn for our enemies and be exchanged for 5 Taliban prisoners, you know like U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl?