Everyone in the Trump administration was shaken earlier this week by the unexpected passing of Secret Service agent Nole Remagen.
And rather than create a photo op, President Donald Trump very quietly rerouted his schedule to spend some time with the family of Agent Remagen and pay his respects.
The press had no idea the president and first lady were going to make this stop.
In fact, word didn’t even circulate among the press corps until the president was just about to arrive at Joint Base Andrews to pay his respects.
Prior to his arrival, though, President Trump had released a statement expressing his condolences to the family and his respect for Remagen’s service to the country; Remagen also spent a short stint in the Marines.
Remagen was a man that literally dedicated his entire adult life to his country and its president — and he will be greatly missed.
Even Trump’s enemies have to admit the president is very respectful of both our military and law enforcement personnel.
Even before becoming president, Trump had a long history of being more than generous to those who have served their communities and countries.
During the 2016 campaign season, a story made its rounds about Trump offering up a plane from his private fleet to transport some stranded soldiers.
We have also seen an endless stream of videos of Trump taking the time to recognize each and every officer in city and state police departments assigned to his security as he travels across the country.
Around Christmas, the president even provided a holiday feast for the agents and law enforcement officers assigned to protect him.
Agent Remagen was taken from us far too early, as he was only 42 years old.
He leaves behind a wife and two young children.
With his family having lost their primary financial provider, friends of Remagen have created a GoFundMe page to help his family financially.
As of this writing, the Remagen Family GoFundMe Page has raised almost $240,000 of their $250,000 goal.