Trump meets with a supporter who is a single father who came to Washington in donated clothes, shoes
‘This is the greatest guy’: Trump meets FedEx courier, offers him $10,000This is a neat story that tells you something about who the Trump supporters were and how he defeated the Democrats with all their advantages.
The former security guard from rural Illinois walked into a tent behind the Lincoln Memorial and gave a bear hug to the man who would soon become the most powerful leader in the world.
“Hey, Donald Trump,” said Shane Bouvet, with all the casualness of a 24-year-old.
The president-elect beamed back: “This is the greatest guy.”
The unlikely meeting occurred after Trump said he read a profile of Bouvet in The Washington Post and was impressed by his story. Bouvet, a struggling single father, had spent nights working and days volunteering on Trump’s unlikely presidential campaign.
Eventually, Trump and his staff posed for photographs with Bouvet and offered him a round of applause. At the end, Trump put his hand on Bouvet’s back and told an aide, “Send him a check for $10,000.”
Bouvet broke down and cried.