Friday's HOT MIC
This call from President Trump to the widow of fallen soldier Sgt. Mark de Alencar will wreck you for the day:
It humanizes Trump — perhaps to an extent we've never seen before as he tells Mrs. Alencar what a hero her husband was and inquires about her children. He encourages her to stop by the White House anytime she's in town. And Natasha de Alencar's courage is nothing short of inspiring as she talks about how blessed she is, even in the midst of the worst kind of loss imaginable.
Allahpundit notes: "One thing you might notice in the clip, though, is that Trump doesn’t use de Alencar’s name. Mrs. de Alencar apparently thought nothing of that but Myeshia Johnson allegedly took offense when he did the same thing with her husband."
After the call, she told an interviewer for WaPo that the call meant a lot to her family and that Trump just sounded like a "regular person." She added, "It was a moment of niceness that we needed because we were going through hell."
Here's to a lot more where that came from.