Trump calls dying man as per his last wish

A terminally ill man in Connecticut received his dying wish of speaking to US President Donald Trump in a surprise phone call. (FILE PHOTO)

WASHINGTON DC – America’s president Donald Trump has given a phone call to Jay Barrett, who has cystic fibrosis as per his final wish on the earth. The call was arranged by his big sister Bridgette Hoskie, a local Democratic lawmaker.

“You’re my kind of man, Jay,” Mr Trump said in the call. “You keep that fight going. We both fight,” he said as per BBC.

The president’s son, Eric, has also promised to send him a special gift.

The call was first reported by the New Haven Register in Connecticut, which has been reporting on the bipartisan effort to connect him to the White House.

Ms Bridgette said, “My brother is very conservative, but politics aside, I think in a family, religion and politics are off the table.”

Mr Trump began the call by telling the 44-year-old patient he had just seen a picture of him and he looked “handsome”.

Mr Barrett laughed off the “kind honours” before using an expletive to describe his opinion of his own appearance.

The president told him: “You’re a champ. You’re fighting it, right?”

“That’s what the Irish do, right?” Mr Barrett replied.

“Yeah that’s what the Irish do – you better believe it,” the president said, adding that he wished Mr Barrett could come to a rally and complimenting his “great” sister.

Jay Barrett, who has cystic fibrosis with his sister Bridgette Hoskie

Mr Barrett also said he would want to meet the president before he dies.

“I plan on coming down to DC before my expiration date,” Mr Barrett told Mr Trump.

He told the newspaper he fell in love with Mr Trump’s campaign immediately after its launch, and believed that Democrats are always reflexively trying to counter anything he says – right or wrong.

“If Trump came out and said, ‘Oxygen is good,’ they’d come out and say it’s bad,” Mr Barrett said.

Doctors say Mr Barrett has just six months to live but he is hoping to still be around in 2020.

“I told him, ‘I plan on voting for you in 2020, God permitting,'” Mr Barrett told the Register.



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