The Las Vegas shooting was a horrific and traumatic incident. Victims families mourn as they deal with incomprehensible loss, and survivors try to recover in hospital including from very serious injuries. One of those survivors is a young man called Thomas Gunderson, whose video of him standing when President Trump visited him in hospital has gone viral.
Gunderson was hit in the leg during the shooting and taken to hospital. He was one of those President Trump and our beautiful FLOTUS Melania visited on their Las Vegas visit. Gunderson made it clear in his viral post that he would always stand for the President, and a white board in his room said that what he most likes to do is #MAGA. Trump loved that.
“I will never lie down when the President of this great country comes to shake my hand! There may be plenty of issues in this country but I will always respect my country, my president and my flag. Shot in the leg or not, I will stand to show my President the respect he deserves!” Gunderson wrote.
This was the video that went viral:
The video of the young man meeting our great President has 16.8 million views so far. In addition to messages of support and love for POTUS, the predictable left-wing troll armies came out attacking the President, our country and the young man.
Gunderson wasn’t going to take that lying down, either. He wrote a message on Facebook telling the haters they aren’t needed.
“Hey everyone! So when I decided to post the things that I did, as well as accept some interviews, I did so with the intention of spreading an uplifting message during this horrific time in our country. I prepared my family beforehand knowing that there would be plenty of backlash and hateful comments. I asked for everyone to leave the negativity out of it but let’s be honest, I knew that wouldn’t happen. SO, with that being said, I’m asking that anytime someone does leave a hateful or aggressive comment that we simply ignore them,” Gunderson wrote. “They want to get a rise out of us. They want to cause divide and when we respond with hate as well, it simply worsens the situation and destroys the meaning behind this message. I will do my best to respond to the ones I can with complete class and love. Let’s continue to bring our nation together instead of fight with those simply looking to fight. I’m asking that as a favor for everyone reading my posts. Thank you so much for the love and I love all of you!!!”
A message of love and unity from a brave young man who loves our President. That is so refreshing, don’t you think?
Gunderson says it so well: we’ve all had enough of those trying to divide us and cause hate.