Kirsters Baish| We published an article this week about Thomas Gunderson, a man who was shot in the leg during the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting on Sunday evening while attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival. He was visited by President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Wednesday, and despite his injuries, Gunderson decided it was only appropriate to stand up to meet the President. He used all of his strength to pick himself up off of his hospital bed to shake President Trump’s hand. After Gunderson’s Facebook post about the meeting went viral, Leftists everywhere have been attacking him for showing President Trump respect.
The Independent Journal Review reported that Gunderson posted the video of his meeting with President Trump and Melania Trump to his Facebook page. He wrote, “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!”
After the Facebook post went viral, Gunderson knew he had to prepare himself for some negative feedback. But, no one thought he would receive the kind of backlash that he did, all for showing support for the President.
Gunderson responded to the negative backlash with another post on his Facebook. He explained his position on the matter.
Gunderson’s post read, “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 know 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 continues on in his post to say, “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.”
Gunderson finished off his Facebook post by saying, “Thank you so much for the love and I love all of you!!!”
How can people be so sick as to ridicule a man who took a bullet during such a horrific massacre? Gunderson is a fine young man who showed our President the respect he deserves. We should be honoring him and everything he has gone through in such a difficult time, not bashing him for respecting Trump. It just goes to show, the Left will continue to turn everything into a political debate.