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Subject: Remarks by President Trump During Visit with Shane Bouvet and Donald Bouvet
White House Press Release ^ | 01/09/2018 | Office of the Press Secretary

Posted on 02/09/2018 1:55:14 PM PST by gubamyster


Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release February 9, 2018




Oval Office

12:50 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Shane Bouvet was a big supporter. He worked hard for the campaign. Ran into great difficulty, but he wanted to the go to the Inauguration, and he threw everything he had -- he spent his last dime to get to the Inauguration.

I read a story about it -- happened to be in The Washington Post, surprisingly. But I read a story about him. And it was a very inspiring story, how he literally -- I mean, every single penny he spent to be able to be at the Inauguration.

And I met him. I said, "I'd like to meet him." Nice young man, had a lot of difficulty. And I gave him some money for himself -- $10,000. His father, Donald -- good name -- (laughter) -- was suffering and really on a pretty final path toward losing his life with cancer.

Shane took the $10,000, and, rather than spending it on himself, he gave it to his father. And his father went to a very good cancer clinic or hospital because he was at hospitals before and they didn't do so well.


THE PRESIDENT: It was a bad result. And they did a fantastic job, and Donald is now cancer-free. And I think it's an incredible story where a son would give 100 percent of the money to his father, who he loves, obviously.

MR. SHANE BOUVET: Absolutely.

THE PRESIDENT: A hundred percent. He didn't say -- because I said, "How much did you give him." He said, "All of it." I said, "But you didn't have anything, and you gave all of it."

His father then took the money and, because of some very good doctors and good talent, he is now cancer-free for 13 months. And they think they have it, right? It's in great shape.

Donald, maybe you could just say a few words as to how that happened. That's an incredible son.

MR. DONALD BOUVET: Yes, I have a very incredible son. The cancer was bad, and I did go to hospitals around my area. And it came across a TV, so I called them. I didn't have the money to go.

And he came home, and said -- well, first, I talked to Mr. Trump on the -- President Trump on the phone, and I couldn't believe it because he told me I had a cool name first, too -- (laughter) -- and I said, "So do you, sir." And he said he's going to take care of it.

And he wrote my son a $10,000 check -- for him, in his name. And when he got home, he said, "Dad, I want to give you this check." And, I said, "He gave that to you." And he said, "No, he gave it to me but then I'm giving it to you." I'm sorry.

It's very emotional because I've always told Shane and everybody I've talked to, no matter who is was -- one day I wanted to come here, or meet you somewhere, shake your hand, look you in the eye, and say, "Thank you for saving my life." And I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

THE PRESIDENT: I didn't know this full story. I just knew that Shane was somebody that really believed in what we were saying, and he fought so hard to be here at the Inauguration that weekend.

I didn't know too much about your father having the difficulty. I knew about you having a difficulty, but that you would go home and take that and give it to your father to try and --

MR. SHANE BOUVET: Absolutely.

THE PRESIDENT: -- recover from a prognosis which was really bad. This was bladder cancer.


THE PRESIDENT: A really bad prognosis. I just tell you, I think it's fantastic.

MR. SHANE BOUVET: Thank you, Mr. President.

THE PRESIDENT: And I heard that story, and I said, "That's a story the world should hear about -- about a great son." I didnt think you were going to be giving your money to anybody except yourself. So, well, perhaps you might say a few words, Shane?

MR. SHANE BOUVET: Yeah, I want to thank Mr. President for everything and the blessings that he's done for me and my family.

You know, my dad is life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness. We started out in a trailer, to a house, and, when he joined the military -- so I felt like it was my right to give him that check. He deserves it for his hard work and the (inaudible), and I just want to give back to my dad. So I was glad to give him that check so he could get the treatments that he needed.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I just want to thank you. And I just think it's an incredible story. Very rarely do I hear a story like this.

They were just coming in to say hello, and I didn't know much about the father. I just knew that we had a great supporter here.


THE PRESIDENT: And when I heard -- and now we have two. (Laughter.) But I know we had two, even before. But when I heard about the illness, and -- the tremendous illness. Incredible. Incredible.

Congratulate your doctors. And keep checking anyway. You know that, right?


THE PRESIDENT: You keep checking anyway. But that is a tremendous story of the love of a father by his son. You just don't see it often.

And one of the beautiful things -- I'm just sitting here, I'm saying, "But how much did you give him?" I figured he'd say, "Yeah, I gave him five [thousand]." He gave him the whole thing. Just gave it. And this is at a time where Shane had very, very big problems, including family problems.

So I just want to thank you both -- Shane, Donald. I think it's an incredible story. Thank you. It's a beautiful story. Thank you very much.

MR. SHANE BOUVET: Thank you, Mr. President.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much. I appreciate it.

Q Do you have a comment on Mr. Porter?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, we wish him well. He worked very hard. I found out about it recently, and I was surprised by it. But we certainly wish him well.

It's a, obviously, tough time for him. He did a very good job when he was in the White House. And we hope he has a wonderful career, and hopefully he will have a great career ahead of him. But it was very sad when we heard about it. And, certainly, he's also very sad.

Now he also -- as you probably know, he says he's innocent, and I think you have to remember that. He said very strongly yesterday that he's innocent. So you'll have to talk to him about that. But we absolutely wish him well. Did a very good job while he was at the White House.

Thank you very much everybody. Thank you.

Q (Inaudible) memo?

THE PRESIDENT: Yes. It's going to be released soon. We're going to release a letter soon.

Thank you very much.

END 12:56 P.M. EST

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: donaldbouvet; potus; shanebouvet; trump

1 posted on 02/09/2018 1:55:15 PM PST by gubamyster
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To: gubamyster

Subject: White House pool report #5

From:* Jonathan Easley []
*Sent:* Friday, February 9, 2018 1:41 PM
*Subject:* White House pool report #5

White House officials who were in the Oval Office spray: Lindsay Walters and Hogan Gidley ushered us into the room. Pool spotted Hope Hicks but did not see John Kelly. Photographs from the room indicate Kelly was indeed on hand.

Pool was brought in to view a meeting between the president and Shane and Donald Bouvet. You can read their backstory here.
The president explained how he read about Shane Bouvet, a campaign volunteer, and his personal struggles in the Washington Post. Trump said he wanted to help Bouvet out, so he wrote him a $10,000 check.

But rather than spend the money on himself, Shane Bouvet gave the money to his father, Donald Bouvet, who at the time was sick with bladder cancer. Donald Bouvet put the money towards his recovery and is now cancer free.

“You didn’t have anything and you gave all of it,” the president said to Shane Bouvet.

Ive always told Shaneone day I wanted to come here or meet you somewhere, shake your hand and look you in the eye and say thank you for saving my life, Donald Bouvet said.

I just think its an incredible story, the president responded.

“That is a tremendous story of the love of a father by his son. You just dont see it often and it’s one of the beautiful things.”

2 posted on 02/09/2018 1:56:55 PM PST by gubamyster
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To: gubamyster

Emotional Trump Reveals He Gave $10,000 to Man to Save His Fathers Life!

3 posted on 02/09/2018 1:58:56 PM PST by gubamyster
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To: gubamyster

Love my President!

4 posted on 02/09/2018 1:59:13 PM PST by Guenevere (The wrath of God has come upon them at last.....)
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To: gubamyster
THAT is the man I proudly voted for.

And I'd be willing to bet that, absent the presence of the presstitutes, he would have kept the story between himself and the Bouvets.

5 posted on 02/09/2018 2:00:35 PM PST by tomkat
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To: gubamyster

Did 0bama ever do anything like this? Did he have a known history of this type of charity?

Did 0bama ever donate his salary as president?

I could go on...


6 posted on 02/09/2018 2:03:29 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

Sadly, the only part of that meeting most Americans will ever be aware of is the Porter comments.

7 posted on 02/09/2018 2:08:06 PM PST by phoneman08 (qwiyrqweopigradfdzcm,.dadfjl,dz)
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To: gubamyster

Wonder how the MSM haterz will spin this story.

8 posted on 02/09/2018 2:12:05 PM PST by Pelham (California, a subsidiary of Mexico, Inc.)
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To: gubamyster
from a year ago:

President Trump sent FedEx courier a $10,000 check in the mail

9 posted on 02/09/2018 2:16:13 PM PST by Pelham (California, a subsidiary of Mexico, Inc.)
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To: phoneman08

You are so correct!!!

Such a beautiful, heartwarming event ought to be aired in its entirety. Yet, the vile LSM have fallen into a habit of showing only the portions that suit their nefarious purposes.

BTW, what can honestly be more important than carrying complete coverage of what the most important man in the world is saying and doing??!!

Utterly exasperating!!!

10 posted on 02/09/2018 2:18:18 PM PST by edie1960
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To: M Kehoe

If I remember disclosure of his tax returns, he was a cheap MF. Not surprising, liberals are Scrooges when it comes to charity out of their own pockets.

And whatever the Obamas “gave” wasn’t it like to Negro “causes” Like NAACP (are contributions even deductible to that racist organization?) and College Fund.

A tightfisted racist jerk. Make that jerks, since they were joint returns.

11 posted on 02/09/2018 2:20:06 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Another Islamic terrorist event, and no “outrage” from the “Muslim community”. Again)
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To: tomkat

As I was reading the story I kept expecting Trump to hand the son another $10k check to replace the one he gave away. Then I realized he’s too classy to do it front of the cameras.

But you can bet - as soon as the cameras were gone that’s exactly what happened.

12 posted on 02/09/2018 2:36:20 PM PST by enumerated
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To: tomkat

You are most probably correct. I remember reading that he quietly does such acts of charity. Good, decent man.

13 posted on 02/09/2018 3:11:24 PM PST by Bigg Red (Francis is a Nincompope.)
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