A Salute to Spouses/Caregivers of Veterans with Gulf War Illness/Syndrome (Deployed and Non-Deployed)
Originally published November 11th, 2019 in PsychCentral's blog, Narcissism Meets Normalcy. Written by Lenora Thompson.
We never raised our right hand and vowed to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States” but we may as well have. We simply said “I Do” and, Baby, as far as I’m concerned, we spouses/caregivers became veterans every bit as much as our spouse who suffers from GWI, deployed or non-deployed. Only we’re not in for four or eight years. We’re in "til death do us part" because Gulf War Illness never quits.
Pictured: Donald Trump burning widow Annabelle Hill's mortgage. In 1986, the Hill family were in danger of losing their ancestral farm. Mr. Hill killed himself believing his life insurance would pay off the mortgage. Unbeknownst to him, his insurance policy had a suicide clause so his widow didn't receive a penny, lost her husband and was still on the cusp of losing their farm. When Donald Trump heard the story, it touched his heart. Trump and a partner each paid $78,000 to pay off her mortgage in full and burned it in effigy at Trump Tower! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3449920/That-time-Donald-Trump-saved-family-farm-Widow-s-daughter-campaign-rally-recall-Donald-paid-mom-s-300-000-mortgage-father-committed-suicide.html#v-2421761637381487343
In a 2016 interview with Lisa Stahl, Trump did something only two presidents in history have ever done. He affirmed he would be serving without pay. By accepting only $1 each year (as required by law), he joins Herbert Hoover and John F. Kennedy as the only two presidents who served and defended solely from Love of Country.
Actually, when he made the promise, Trump had no idea how much the President is paid. (Isn't that adorable!?! Runs for the job. Has no idea what it pays!)
By serving for free, he proves yet again that America is his sole motivation. As he just said in Fayetteville, NC, "As God is my witness, I will never let you down" and he never has.
This is the story the Mainstream Media has tried very hard to throw shade on but never managed to debunk because duh! It's true!
Here's where President Donald J. Trump has donated his paychecks, each quarter, for the past four years.
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