Donald Trump Jr offers to walk a complete stranger down the aisle for her wedding after her sad plea
By: Frieda Powers (Conservative News Today)
May 6, 2020|Frieda Powers|Print Article
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President Donald Trump's eldest son earned a trove of social media praise after making a heartfelt offer to a complete stranger.
Donald Trump Jr. responded on Twitter Tuesday to a "really sad" viral video of a "Texas girl" who made a social media appeal for her upcoming wedding.
The original TikTok video, shared on Twitter by entertainment attorney Rogan O'Handley on Tuesday, showed a young woman explaining that her liberal parents refused to attend her wedding because her fiance is a conservative. She asked if there was anyone who would be willing to walk her down the aisle in her wedding scheduled for December.
"So my parents hate my fiance because he's a conservative and they're liberal," she said in the 40-second video clip.
"They refuse to go to our wedding and they gave me an ultimatum of choosing between him or them," she added.
This Texan girl's liberal parents said they won't attend her wedding because her fiance is a conservative
She's now looking for someone to walk her down the aisle
RT if you think it should be a Trump doing the honors!! pic.twitter.com/UJgFApoBka— Rogan O'Handley (@DC_Draino) May 4, 2020
"So I chose myself and I chose what would make me happiest in the long run," she continued. "My mother told me I was incapable of being loved or being in a relationship because I was assaulted when I was 17. So I chose my fiance."
She added that she would be walking herself down the aisle in December before putting out her heartbreaking appeal.
"So if anyone has a dad that would like to walk me down the aisle, let me know," she concluded.
O'Handley's tweet explaining the clip requested: "RT if you think it should be a Trump doing the honors!!"
Plenty of Twitter users offered sympathy, encouragement, and even volunteered to help her out, many echoed the idea of Trump "doing the honors." Soon, the president's son responded.
"Really sad and touching at the same time," he tweeted Tuesday.
"Good for her for standing up to the nonsense," he wrote, adding: "P.S. If she doesn't find someone better count me in."
— EddieVeteranPatriot (@ed122672) May 6, 2020
The woman was not identified in the initial tweet but her name appeared to be Tracy Boettcher, as seen at the end of the TikTok clip.
As Twitter users speculated about her identity, she confirmed in a responding tweet before Trump Jr. had offered to help.
Yeah that's me lol
— Tracy Boettcher (@tracy_boettcher) May 4, 2020
Boettcher was flooded with encouraging messages.
God Bless you and your fiance! I'm so sorry your parents did this to you! We're all still Americans! Praying you find a great Dad to walk you down the aisle! Stay strong. Please now that we know, live stream that wedding! We can celebrate with you! Love and hugs
— liltigerlil ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@liltilgerlil) May 5, 2020
You get to choose your family now Tracy. If we can't get a Trump to walk you down the aisle, there are a ton of us who would be honored for the opportunity to be there for you!
— Charles "Bats Lives Matter" Farley (@CUFarley8) May 5, 2020
No woman should be faced with a decision like this. I am a conservative father and if my daughter was engaged to a liberal I would still want that opportunity to walk her down the isle. Myself or many others would be proud to fly down and take that walk with you. Good luck.
— Jason (@Jason02185019) May 6, 2020
Video and film director Robby Starbuck suggested Boettcher's wedding registry be made available so supporters could "chip in" and help the couple start their new life together.
There better be a registry for us to chip in to the start of their new life!
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 6, 2020
Trump Jr.'s generous offer prompted many cheers on Twitter.
That's so awesome Don!
— Diana (@one_anaid) May 6, 2020
@DonaldjTrumpJr! I was hoping you would step up! Amazing! ♥️♥️
— Shelley Williams (@smkwill) May 6, 2020
Hell yeah DJTJ!!!!
— Adam Clonick (@AClonick) May 6, 2020
A very generous offer DTJ! What a wonderfully strong young lady! Wishing she and her fiancee best wishes for the future! And thank you to the beautiful Trump family for being so kind, generous and above all, very human! Thank you and may God bless you all…!!!!
— peterjon79 (@peterjon79) May 6, 2020
There is no substitute for your dad walking you down the aisle and no girl should be abandoned by her family like this, but if the President's son is willing to share in their big day - that's a wonderful gesture and very special in its own way.
— BlondeAnon ️♀️ (@miss_jordon) May 6, 2020
Just another example of kindness proving that the Trumps truly care about the American People
Fact— Rogan O'Handley (@DC_Draino) May 6, 2020
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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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