Thomas Gunderson, Injured Las Vegas Shooting Victim Visited in Hospital by President Trump & First Lady Melania Trump … “I will never lie down when the President of this great country comes to shake my hand” (VIDEO)
NOW THIS IS WHAT MAKES AMERICA GREAT …
Thomas Gunderson was one of the hundreds injured during the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was visited by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump in the hospital. The injured man who survived the Las Vegas massacre and did what so many spoiled, rich, entitled athletes cant seem to do, he refused to take a knee and stood. No one would have criticized Gunderson if he could not get out of bed, but when meeting President Trump that is exactly what he did. Why, because he is a respectful man and loves his country. Even after Melania Trump said to him it’s not necessary to stand, Thomas Gunderson did so anyway. Now that’s class and respect.
Thomas Gunderson posted on his Facebook page:
“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!”
A note to the NFL players … you could learn a thing or two from this man.
President Donald Trump expresses his thanks to the courage and heroism to the police, firefighters and first responders to their quick response to the heinous actions of an individual. In the depths of horrors so many through themselves into harms way to save others.
President Trump stated, “In the darkest moments, what shines most brightly is the goodness that thrives in the hearts of our people. That goodness is our lighthouse.”
This is President Trump at his best, please watch.
Just One Hour Before the Las Vegas Massacre Big & Rich and Crowd Sings “God Bless America” (VIDEO) … CBS Legal Exec Fired After Sasying No Sympathy For Vegas ‘Because Country Music Fans Often Are Republican
IT WAS THE THE BEST OF TIMES, IT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES …
The below video makes my heart cry in so many ways. Just one hour prior to the Las Vegas shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival thousands of fans sang in unison with the country band Big & Rich belting out the lyrics to ‘God Bless America’ as they held their cell phones in the air lighting up the crowd with pride and patriotism. What an awesome sight. Then, 59 of those lights were killed by an insane mad man. Over 585 of those lights were wounded as the rest ran for their lives. One of those individuals killed was 29 year old Sonny Melton from Big Sandy, Tennessee who was their with his wife Heather, on their one year wedding anniversary. Heather Melton said her husband saved her life while gunfire was hitting the crowd. God bless. During the cowardly actions of the gunman who fired on a defenseless crowd who’s only crime was attending a country music festival, there were so many acts of selflessness and bravery as strangers helped each other by protecting them from gun fire, helping them get to the hospital, providing care and in some cases laying an article of clothing over the deceased. America, these are the things that make us great. No one ever plans on anything like this happening, but when it does, when we see heinous acts of mans inhumanity against man, we also see what makes us good and the best of us.
Then there is the not s best of us … Sadly, during this heinous act of violence that saw 59 innocent people die and over 500 wounded, we also get the actions of misguided individuals who can help but spew hatred. CBS News fired Hayley Geftman-Gold, who was a vice president and senior legal counsel at CBS in New York, after she made the following comments. where she criticized some victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting as “Republican gun toters” who did not deserve sympathy. Are you kidding me? Hmm, how many others at CBS and the other liberal MSM feel the same way, they just were not completely ignorant to say it? Also, there were many politicians on the LEFT who could not even wait until the deceased were removed from the fields before they made this massacre political and called for gun control that would prevent nothing.
A top legal executive at CBS, Hayley Geftman-Gold, said she “is not even sympathetic” for the victims of the shooting at a country music festival at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Sunday night.
“If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing,” wrote Geftman-Gold on Facebook, perhaps referring to Sandy Hook. “I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”
Musician, Big & Rich, Big Kenny speaks on Las Vegas Incident
John Rich performed on Las Vegas stage shortly before attack
Arizona Police Officer Brandon Tatum … “Don’t Ignore the Positives the Flag Respresents” … “Real Heroes, When the Lose Games, They Don’t Come Back” (VIDEO)
NFL .. YOU MIGHT WANT TO REALLY LISTEN TO THE FOLLOWING VERY CLOSELY ... THIS IS A MUST WATCH VIDEO!!!
Maybe Arizona police officer Brandon Tatum should have been the first black president. Officer Tatum makes a lot of sense and the NFL and its players would be wise to listen. Tatum slammed the NFL and its players who took a knee, “You have these people who turn around and take a knee and want to attribute all the negativity to the flag and the anthem, but don’t want to attribute the positive.”
“Listen, you play a game, this is fairy tale world. You suit up, you lose you cry, you play another game. In the real world, real heroes, when they lose games they don’t come back. The people who die for that flag, it ain’t a game. That’s real life, That’s real sacrifice.”
Now I have had enough – Why The Flag Means So Much To Americans – Full VIDEO
Arizona Police Officer Brandon Tatum:
“What does the American flag have to do with your perceived oppression? What does the National Anthem have to do wth these issues that people are bringing up? It is a separate issue. The flag and the National Anthem have nothing to do with what you are talking about. You are talking about an Anthem of hope and unity within this country that have made people become great, that have made the poor become rich and give people opportunities. You are talking about a flag that represents hard work, dedication, blood, sweat and tears. Sacrifice. And the thing that makes me most upset is, you have these people who turn around and take a knee and want to attribute all the negativity to the flag and the anthem, but don’t want to attribute the positive. Listen, if you feel the American flag represents negativity and slavery and all this other stuff. Then you have to give credit and credence to a flag that has given you opportunity to go from corn field and picking cotton to being President of the United States of America. Going from being segregated, can’t go to proper schools, can’t vote. Taking you from that point to know you are making millions of dollars to play sports. And you know who’s watching you? White people.”
NFL, you would do yourself a favor to listen to Police Officer Brandon Tatum and heed his words, the online ticket reseller TickPick told Secrets that sales have dropped 17.9 percent, far more than the usual Week Three fall.
UPDATE I: Arizona Police Officer Brandon Tatum on Fox & Friends this morning.
Officer Tatum calls what the Packers and Bears did last night in linking arms a cop out. So did the overwhelmingly majority of the fans. They put their hands over their hearts, not continuing this idiotic protest. Note to NFL, put your hand over your hears and be respectful, locking arms in some so called unity is BS. Its still protesting, just not on a knee. You are the one’s they created disunity with your disrespect of the flag and National Anthem.
THE FANS # 1 Player … Alejandro Villanueva, the One Steeler Who Stood for Anthem Now Has Best-Selling NFL Jersey
WAKE THE HELL UP NFL … LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ONE PLAYER WHO ACTUALLY STOOD FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM …
Wanna know what a real hero and patriot looks like? Prior the the game on Sunday at of all places Soldier Field in Chicago, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva decided to honor his team, his military band of brothers in arms, rather than a sports team, and stood for the National Anthem in the tunnel. This is what a hero looks like. Standing by yourself as all others act like sheep. The result of his heroic and respectful actions, his jersey became the best-selling player in the NFL by midday Monday. Talk about putting things in perspective. Alejandro Villanueva was criticized by his coach and by some players by not doing what the rest of the team voted on. However, this man, this former Army Ranger who earned a Bronze Star and served three tours in Afghanistan served with a much more important team. It was that TEAM who defend and protect our way of life. NFL fans get it, sadly the NFL, owners and the players do not. When an offensive lineman’s jersey becomes the #1 seller ahead of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, what does that tell you NFL?
The NFL better get their act in gear and soon, otherwise you will be dead to many of us fans forever.
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva became the best-selling player in the NFL by midday Monday.
A spokesman for Fanatics, which runs the NFL’s online store, confirmed to ESPN that, over the past 24 hours, more Villanueva gear, including jerseys and name and number T-shirts, has been ordered than that of any other NFL player.
Villanueva beat out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for the top spot. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers rounded out the top five over the past day.
Both the NFL Shop and Fanatics websites had Villanueva jerseys and T-shirts in men’s and women’s sizes.
A former Army Ranger who earned a Bronze Star and served three tours in Afghanistan, Villanueva was the only Steelers player who came outside the tunnel during Sunday’s national anthem, after the team collectively decided not to be on the sideline during the song. Pictures and video of Villanueva standing, with his hand on his heart, filled social media networks.
His actions weren’t supported by all, including his own coach. Asked after the Steelers’ 23-17 loss to the Chicago Bears what he thought of Villanueva’s positioning for the anthem, Mike Tomlin responded, “I was looking for 100 percent participation. We were gonna be respectful of our football team.”
The NFL is about to learn a real tough lesson and that is they are not bigger that the United States. Their players are not heroes, those that defend our freedoms are. Their players are not role models, they are over-paid, spoiled millionaires who doesn’t have a clue as to what true sacrifice means. Americans and fans know the difference. The NFL is entertainment, not politics. It is supposed to be a diversion away from division and hateful politics. Thank you so little for ruining it. You could have nipped this in the bud last year, but the coward NFL commissioner was too busy with over-infalted balls and the owners were too busy hiding and making money.