White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders accompanied President Donald Trump on his visit to South Korea’s demilitarized zone on Wednesday, where heavy fog prevented the president from landing. While this was somewhat of a disappointment, as Trump’s trip to the DMZ had been planned for quite some time, Sanders was able to share a sweet moment with an Army Ranger at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. Sanders was shocked by an item which the soldier handed her, and now, photos of their encounter are going viral on social media.
When President Donald Trump tried to visit Korea’s demilitarized zone on Wednesday morning, his military escorts weren’t the only ones wearing camouflage. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders briefed reporters at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan while wearing an Army Ranger’s camouflage jacket.
President Trump is currently in the midst of a nearly two-week trip through Asia, during which time he will make stops in five countries. On Wednesday morning, President Trump tried to visit Korea’s demilitarized zone, but Marine One was grounded at Yongsan after the president and a military escort tried to fly to the Korean DMZ but couldn’t land there because of the thick fog.
According to a report from Daily Mail, “A public affairs official at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, where Sanders was on Wednesday morning, did not immediately respond to a request for information about the generous Ranger. Trump’s unscheduled attempt to visit the Korean DMZ was foiled by dense fog that forced his Marine One helicopter to turn around when he was just 5 minutes from the landing zone.
“Military pilots in the airborne convoy couldn’t see each other and decided to scrub the mission. Sanders said the president was disappointed, even as he waited gamely for nearly an hour in his limousine for the weather to clear. Instead, she said ruefully, it got worse.”
“The fog was not going to clear,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters. “It didn’t look like it was going to clear for another hour or so and the president had his speech that he can’t be late for, in large part because we have to depart on time as well for China.”
Sanders added that Trump was “actually pretty frustrated” because his trip to the DMZ had been planned “for a little while” and it was “something the president wanted to do.” Sanders later told reporters, “This did not work out as planned.”
The White House press secretary briefed reporters at Yongsan wearing an Army Ranger’s camouflage jacket over her professional dress and pearls, which he graciously gave to her upon seeing that she was chilly.
According to a report from US Truth Wire, “Continuing his tour of Asia yesterday, President Trump and his entourage attempted to make a visit to the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) between South Korea and North Korea. The weather was not cooperating and the team decided to have President Trump wait in the limo to see if the fog would clear up enough for his visit.
“During that time, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was briefing the press on the ever-changing situation when Army Ranger chief warrant officer Zizelman noticed that she was shivering out on the tarmac. Zizelman immediately gave her his warm jacket to wear. “One of our brave soldiers was nice enough to loan me his flight jacket because I was freezing.”
It looks like chivalry is not dead, even though feminists have been trying to kill it for years now. Apparently, it’s alive and well, and we can look to the U.S. soldier who gave a shivering Sarah Huckabee Sanders his jacket as proof!