Observers of American politics know that President Donald Trump and CNN reporters have been going at it for some time—perhaps even before the president was inaugurated.
Take, for example, when CNN and CNN reporter Jim Acosta filed a lawsuit against the president last November when the White House revoked Acosta’s press pass for being unprofessional and uncivil to White House staff. By the end of that month, Acosta had gotten the press pass back but was warned to follow basic standards governing news conferences.
However, that doesn’t mean the president lets little things like constant negative news bias, rudeness, or lawsuits get in the way of expressing his kind and caring nature towards anyone, including CNN reporters, their friends, and kin.
It’s about having heart
CNN White House reporter Betsy Klein posted a photo of a letter from President Trump and first lady Melania Trump to Lillie, a family friend of Klein’s who is fighting brain cancer.
Somehow, White House staff heard about Lillie’s struggle and put together a historical memento, to let Lillie know that she is not alone and she is in their prayers.
“We are inspired by your strength and spirit as you take on cancer with uncommon courage,” the president and first lady wrote. “You are in our heartfelt prayers.
“Always remember that there are many people in your life who love you and support you. We are all on Team Lillie!”
Klein tweeted a picture of the letter and wrote that Lillie’s mom said the letter brought Lillie much joy after a very tough week.
a personal note for a gesture that doesn’t often make it onto WH twitter but should be recognized: a dear family friend is battling brain cancer — she received this letter from @realDonaldTrump and @flotus today and her mom says it brought her much joy after a very tough week pic.twitter.com/8OjrtT16Zj
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) May 10, 2019