President Donald Trump was caught on a hot mic Wednesday just before he signed new legislation. However, the media has been completely silent about what he said to a handicapped boy during the candid moment. You won’t see this on CNN or MSNBC.
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed the “Right to Try” bill at the White House, joined onstage by Vice President Mike Pence and patients with debilitating diseases who will benefit from the legislation. According to The Daily Caller, “Right to Try” loosens regulations on experimental drugs and treatments for individuals suffering from terminal diseases. In some cases, the legislation will bypass the laborious FDA testing process to expedite treatment for the suffering individuals.
Upon entering the room, Trump spoke with each individual onstage before making his remarks. As the president was leaning in to speak with a man in a wheelchair, a hot mic picked up his words. After exchanging pleasantries with the group onstage, Trump was overheard saying, “We’re going to do this first. This is more important. A speech is just words. This is more important.”
He went on to shake the hand of every single handicapped individual who had made the journey to the White House to witness the moment he signed the historic legislation. According to the White House, the individuals onstage included:
Matthew Bellina, PA, ALS patient (bill namesake)
Caitlin Bellina, PA, Wife of Matt
Jordan McLinn, IN, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) patient (bill namesake)
Laura McLinn, IN, mother of Jordan
Frank Mongiello, PA, ALS patient (bill namesake)
Marylin Mongiello, PA, Wife of Frank
Tim Wendler, WI, Husband to Trickett Wendler who died from ALS (Trickett Wednler – bill namesake)
Tealyn Wendler, WI, child of Trickett Wendler who died from ALS
Mike Cimbura, CO, ALS Patient
Nicole Cimbura, CO, Wife of Mike
Diego Morris, AZ, Osteosarcoma patient
Paulina Morris, AZ, Mother to Diego
“People who are terminally ill should not have to go from country to country to seek a cure — I want to give them a chance right here at home,” Trump said. On Wednesday, he made good on that promise, signing the “Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Belllina Right to Try Act of 2017.”
The bill amends federal law to allow certain unapproved, experimental drugs to be administered to terminally ill patients who have exhausted all approved treatment options and are unable to participate in clinical drug trials. Prior to this legislation, options for terminal patients who had exhausted all treatment options were extremely limited.
Many terminally ill patients were considered too sick for clinical trials of new medication. In fact, only 3 percent of cancer patients today are enrolled in clinical trials. But “right to try” legislation returns treatment decisions back to patients, giving them the right to make healthcare choices that could save their lives.
Every day, President Donald Trump is working diligently to fix America’s broken healthcare system and return healthcare decisions to individuals. This is precisely the kind of personal freedom we should all enjoy when it comes to important medical decisions, but for far too long excessive government regulation has stood in the way.
Donald Trump truly cares about the American people. He repeatedly proves this, even though the media never reports it. President Trump never gets credit for the small, but meaningful, moments like the one in the above video. The press is too busy giving airtime to pornstars. Still, Trump does these things not looking for attention or credit. He does them because he cares deeply for his fellow Americans. These are the people Trump chose to serve when he gave up a billionaire’s lifestyle in order to run for president.