Trump Signs Right to Try Act- And a Hot Mic Catches a Powerful Statement

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On Wednesday, President Trump signed the Right To Try Act – a bill that allows terminally ill patients the right to try experimental drugs and treatments (S 204). It’s about improving access for families to care that has not been approved by the FDA. It’s been a long time coming for many families who have fought hard for the right to try new treatments.

But it wasn’t just the signing of the law that captured the attention of the Daily Caller, it was the hot mic that heard what Trump said as he shook the hands of every one of the  individuals present. As he leaned in to shake the hand of a man in a wheelchair, he said,

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“We’re going to do this first. This is more important. A speech is just words. This is more important.” President Trump

As liberals rant and rail against him, as Democrats demand he be impeached, to this President, it is the people who are important. He mentioned in his statement that he doesn’t care about the insurance companies or the Pharmaceutical companies, he said the people are more important.

He also stated that in a few weeks, there was going to be a drastic reduction in drug prices announced.

Of course the naysayers will claim that he’s only doing it for a photo op, or that the people on the stage proved he is “racist” somehow, the fact is that President Trump has been a compassionate man all his life- giving people jobs who needed them, sending desperately needed finances to children with debilitating diseases, and other powerful philanthropic actions.

The Daily Caller noted the following people who were on stage with the President and Vice President

Matthew Bellina, PA, ALS patient (bill namesake)

Caitlin Bellina, PA, Wife of Matt

Jordan McLinn, IN, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) patient (bill namesake)

Laura McLinn, IN, mother of Jordan

Frank Mongiello, PA, ALS patient (bill namesake)

Marylin Mongiello, PA, Wife of Frank

Tim Wendler, WI, Husband to Trickett Wendler who died from ALS (Trickett Wednler – bill namesake)

Tealyn Wendler, WI, child of Trickett Wendler who died from ALS

Mike Cimbura, CO, ALS Patient

Nicole Cimbura, CO, Wife of Mike

Diego Morris, AZ, Osteosarcoma patient

Paulina Morris, AZ, Mother to Diego

With the #RightToTry Law I signed today, patients with life threatening illnesses will finally have access to experimental treatments that could improve or even cure their conditions. These are experimental treatments and products that have shown great promise… pic.twitter.com/FIUwhpUpoL

Today I am proud to keep another promise to the American people as I sign the #RightToTry Legislation into law. pic.twitter.com/VD8CN5YfIo

Here are his remarks about the bill:

H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children


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Faye Higbee

Faye Higbee is the columnist manager for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. All of her posts on Conservative Firing Line are also posted on Uncle Sam's.

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