When a 9-year-old boy from Tennessee heard that President Trump was only going to take a $1 salary he decided he needed to help.
“I thought, how is he going to eat or drink,” Eli’sha Davies told WBIR. “Or, you know, pay, if he needs to pay his water bill or anything.”
Eli’sha then told his mother, Melissa, that he wanted to send some money to Trump. He sent the President $3 he had worked to save.
“My first impression was like, ‘You’re going to give your money away again,’ cause he’s been trying to save it up for a mandolin,” Melissa recounted to WBIR. “But at the same time, I was like, I don’t want to discourage his generosity, and I think it’s sweet.”
Eli’sha sent a letter to the newly sworn-in president in January, enclosing his donation of $3.
As the months passed, he forgot about it.
This week, he received a letter back from the President, along with a picture and three dollars. The letter challenged him to put the money to good use in the community.
“One of the best aspects of my job as President is hearing from young Americans like you, and I am grateful for your and your family’s prayers,” Trump wrote.
“With your faith and determination, I have no doubt you can do anything to which you set your mind,” the president added. “Think big and dream even bigger! You are the future of our great nation.”
In addition to the letter, the envelope also contained an autographed picture of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in the Oval Office, as well as Eli’sha’s $3.
When Eli’sha was asked what he would do with the returned money, he said he is “going to put some serious thought into it.”
“Well, I just want to be a blessing to everyone,” he added.
My grandmother always told me that children and animals are always the best judges of character. President Trump seems to often bring out the best in kids.
Recently, eleven-year-old yard services entrepreneur Frank Giaccio put out the request that he wanted to serve his country by mowing the White House Lawn for the President.
Giaccio, from Virginia, runs his own lawn mowing business and saves the money he makes. He is currently saving up for a new leaf blower to help him through the fall.
After writing to President Trump offering to mow the White House lawn, his letter was read partially by Sarah Huckabee Sanders during a White House press briefing. It said:
“Dear Mr. President, it would be my honor to mow the White House lawn for some weekend for you. Even though I’m only 10, I’d like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for. I admire your business background and have started my own business. I have been mowing my neighbors’ lawns for some time … Here’s a list of what I have and you are free to pick whatever you want: power mower, push mower, and weed whacker. I can bring extra fuel for the power mower and charged batteries for the weed whacker,”
We often worry about the next generation. It feels like liberal snowflakes are taking over the world. We worry about our schools and universities and the impact. But mom and dad still have the final say.
Trump won about 84 percent of the counties in America; Clinton won 16 percent. Only 26 percent of voters identified as liberals in Election Day exit polls, with 39 percent calling themselves moderates and 35 percent conservatives.
These stats, as well as these incredible stories of fantastic young people show us that is just not the case.
Thankful for that!