President Trump is getting slammed for anything and everything that the liberals think will make headlines lately. Even things that are completely unsubstantiated (raise your hand if you’re sick of hearing about Russians). One such incredible claim is that he is anti-women and just generally a misogynist.
Part of what has cultivated this reputation was his involvement with the Miss USA pageant. While it’s understandable that the world needs to know there’s more to life than beauty, it’s somewhat of a stretch to say that because someone supports a contest populated with beautiful women, that it’s the only thing he values in people. While some degrade the process as outdated and anti-feministic, beauty pageants are structured in a way to help contestants attain skills in performance, public speaking and help women carry themselves with confidence to show their true nature.
One fantastic example of the premium that President Trump has put on inner strength is in his dealings with Tara Connor, 2006’s Miss USA. Connor was catapulted into the limelight after her victory in 2006 and after the fast lane became too much for her, she fell into a life of drugs and alcohol. Many were shaming Connor and calling for her crown to be revoked, but President Trump believed in her. He understood that what she was going through was an illness and if she agreed to go through treatment, arranged for her to keep her crown.
Connor, who is now 10 years clean and sober and is an advocate for addiction prevention had this to say about the incident:
“I was 20 in 2006 when I was crowned Miss USA. Few people knew my name and my “Miss USA story.” Later that year, millions knew my name because of my real story, the story I didn’t want shared. I became famous as “Mess USA” when my boss — now the president of the United States — tossed me into rehab after I tested positive for cocaine. Rather than strip me of my crown or add to the negative press with a humiliation campaign, Donald Trump surprised me, and shocked the world, when he held a news conference and declared: “Tara is going to be given a second chance.”
Connor believes that Trump’s views on addiction and mental illness can be a springboard for change in the way sufferers are treated. She believes that a lot of people voted for him “because they feel as though he can make a change about the addiction crisis.” The frustration that many in our country have with the President comes in many forms; policy, history, business or even family. However, the most powerful man in the nation is taking the initiative to get treatment for 22 million Americans that struggle with addiction. And that is something that all of us can be proud of.
Source: Freedom Daily