President Trump just did an awesome thing for the town of Tangier, a small island community in the Chesapeake Bay. The island has been suffering from terrible erosion over the past few years, at a rate of 15 ft per year, which could drastically affect its long-term habitability.
The mayor, James Eskridge, sent out a call to President Trump during an interview with CNN about the island community. He said:
“Donald Trump, if you see this, whatever you can do, we welcome any help you can give us,” continuing with “I love Trump as much as any family member I got.”
Mr. Eskridge never expected to hear from the President, so he was shocked when his phone rang a few days later, with President Trump on the line.
Mr. Eskridge said that President Trump shared his concern for the island’s erosion problem during the call and that the President would be ready to listen to ideas to fix it. The mayor described the phone call:
“He said [the erosion] is a problem, and maybe when I’m up in Washington, I could come by and we could chat about it.”
Mr. Eskridge is hopeful President Trump can help him cut through the red tape around building a protective seawall for his island, saying:
“He’s for cutting regulations and the time it takes to study a project. Of course you need the studies, but we’ve been studied to death.”
This is such a wonderful story, and it’s so like President Trump to look out for ways to help those in need, especially when it comes to his favorite thing to do- building! Check out this short video of Mayor Eskridge and the Island of Tangier’s serious erosion problem:
The media only ever prints the negative things about President Trump- so share this nice story about how he’s helping this American community personally 10,000 times!
(h/t The Washington Post)