There are many things that separate Donald Trump from Barack Hussein Obama. But what happened as the president was about to board a helicopter is one of the best examples I could ever come up with. When Obama was president, he refused to acknowledge the soldiers assigned to protect him and in another instance made one of them carry his umbrella for him, which is actually not allowed. Of course no one was going to challenge Obama on it.
Fast Forward to the pro American president Donald Trump. As he was about to board Marine 1 , he saw the hat had blown off a young marine’s head. Trump bent over and picked it up and placed it back on the head of the Marine as he affectionately patter the soldiers arm. Unfortunately, the blades of the helicopter’s blades blew it right back off. President Trump took off running and retrieved the young man’s hat again.
Under Obama it was unheard of for the president to lower himself in that way. Under President Trump, that has been the norm. Kudos also are due to the young Marine who never moved from his assigned position throughout the incident. He is to be commended for his overriding sense of duty. To tell you how unusual Trump’s reaction was, even CNN praised him for it. Quick. Someone measure the temperature in hell.
The clip begins as Trump walks towards the helicopter following his arrival at the Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
The white hat of a Marine suddenly falls a few feet in front of Trump and he stops mid-stride while he is talking to another uniformed man.
Trump then steps forward and picks the hat off the ground and walks over to the Marine and places the cap on his head, patting the man on the shoulder.
However, the chopper’s blades are making it far too windy, sending the hat flying off again.
Trump chases after the hat but lets the other military man place it squarely on the Marine’s head.
Before Trump boards the helicopter, he pats the Marine once more on the side.
It was a light gesture for the president and even CNN commented on the moment.
An anchor said: ‘You got to come watch this. This was actually a light moment. We just wanted to play it for you.
‘He’s trying to right the ship here and help out the Marine who is standing alongside it and can’t move from his position.’