Last week, President Donald Trump was at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany where he had his first face to face meeting with Vladimir Putin. There was a series of contentious meetings and encounters with the various leaders of the world concerning the mythical Climate Change, but Trump didn’t budge. Now, President Trump has returned home to get back to work for the American people once again. However, it was what happened as Trump stepped on to Marine-One at Andrews Joint Airbase that has the internet on fire.
President Trump has been the biggest advocate for our nation’s military which is a refreshing change from Barack Obama. How could any of us forget the time that Obama half saluted a U.S. Marine standing guard at Marine One with a latte in hand?
President Trump approached Marine One at Andrews Air Force Base after returning home from Europe yesterday. And, as he was about to climb the ramp to Marine One, he noticed that one Marine standing guard did not have his hat atop his head.
President Trump then saw the hat on the ground and bent down to pick it up. Trump then went over to the Marine and placed it back on top of his head. President Trump then tapped the Marine on the shoulder, and the Marine never flinched.
The video can be seen below.
It was a light moment caught on camera and even CNN had to take notice of the amazing gesture. According to Daily Mail, 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.’
Here is more from The Daily Caller:
While boarding Marine One at Joint Base Andrews on Saturday night, President Trump stopped twice to pick up a Marine’s dress hat that had been blown away by the wind.
Trump arrived at Joint Base Andrews following the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, where he had his first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
While heading toward the Marine One helicopter, Trump noticed that one Marine had lost his dress hat to the wind.
Trump picked up the hat just in front of the steps to the helicopter and placed it back on the Marine’s head while giving him a couple of affectionate pats on his arm.
The wind blew the hat off of the Marine’s head again, and Trump once again veered off course to pick it up, this time handing the hat to his Air Force escort.
The Marine skillfully remained at attention during the entire exchange.
Of course, this entire exchange went immediately viral, and it is easy to see why. This more than just an act for President Trump since this is actually his character and indicative of the man himself.