Unbelievable … People Attack President Trump For Offering To Help ‘Charlie Gard’
On Monday, President Trump offered to help sweet Charlie Gard, the terminally ill baby stuck in the UK with a death sentence.
The British Courts have ruled against his parents and have determined that he must stay in the UK and die peacefully in the hospital. His parents, however, have raised money to take him to the United States, where he could undergo experimental treatment.
President Trump tweeted that the United States would gladly help and a US hospital has reportedly offered to treat Charlie Gard free of charge.
What could Trump actually do? Ben Shapiro explains:
Congress has the power under Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution to “establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization.” This gives Congress plenary power over naturalization. In the past, Congress has even used its power to grant U.S. citizenship to Jack Kent Cooke, who would go on to buy an interest in the NFL’s Washington Redskins. In 2012, Congress passed a special bill granting Nigerian citizen Sopuruchi Chukwueke legal status in the United States. Honorary American citizens include Winston Churchill and Mother Teresa.
So, why can’t Congress pass a private bill sponsoring Charlie Gard and his parents as American citizens? That would then give us legal standing to challenge Charlie’s inability to travel to the United States at the behest of his parents. This could cause conflict with the British legal system. But so what? At least we’ll have done the best we could to save Charlie’s life.
Read the responses Trump received on Twitter:
Trump knows more than the generals & more than the pediatricians! Always grabbing for the headlines! What about our children losing the ACA?
— John C Libert, PhD (@libert_c) July 3, 2017
OMG… The President is despicable because he wants to help a dying child!? Unf*ckingbelievable!
Exploiting a tragedy. Despicable man.
Maybe he should help the children who will die if they lose their healthcare….
— pattyInNY (@pattyinNY) July 3, 2017
Maybe think about people in your own country instead… you want to take from 22million ppl
— G (@katzenfrauen) July 3, 2017
That last tweet is pretty damn ironic coming from the #Resistance that wants to allow hundreds of thousands refugees into the United States at any costs to Americans. It makes my damn head spin!
While denying refugees safety and taking healthcare from 22 million Americans. Okay, then.
— Amy Rose (@amylourose) July 3, 2017
This child is being used as a political tool. How sad.
— BlatantProgressive (@Progress_orDie) July 3, 2017
Its not demonizing to criticize his intrusion into a situation that doesn't need him.
— pjeanne (@p_jeanne97) July 3, 2017
Y’all are a bunch of sad people. Just sad!
The Pope weighed in on Charlie Gard:
A Vatican spokesman, Greg Burke, told Vatican Radio on Sunday that the pope had been following the parents’ case “with affection and sadness,” praying “that their desire to accompany and care for their own child to the end is not ignored.”
Italy’s top pediatric hospital, which is run by the Vatican, told the Italian news agency ANSA on Monday that it would be willing to take Charlie.
“We understand that the situation is desperate,” said Mariella Enoc, director of the Bambino Gesù hospital in Rome, noting that she had been in touch with British officials to signal a willingness to take the patient, the agency reported. “We are close to the parents in prayer and, if this is their desire, we are open to receiving their child at our structure for the time it will take for him to live.”
This is not a political ploy dear #Resistance and #Persistence it’s simply humane people reaching out to help a family that is losing their dying infant son.