Thomas Gunderson survived the Las Vegas shooting. He was visited in the hospital by President Trump and First Lady Melania this week. And he insisted on standing up, despite his injuries.
The Daily Caller reported:
Las Vegas Victim Refuses To Stay Seated When Trump Comes To Visit Him [VIDEO]
A badly wounded Las Vegas shooting survivor quickly stood up when President Donald Trump came to visit him in the hospital.
“I will never lie down when the President of this great country comes to shake my hand!” Gunderson, who was shot in the leg, wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday. “There may be plenty of issues in this country but I will always respect my country, my president and my flag. Shot in the leg or not, I will stand to show my President the respect he deserves!”
He stood up with some difficulty as soon as First Lady Melania entered the room and shook her hand, then rested briefly before getting to his feet again when the president came in. He and Trump exchange a hand shake and a few words.
“Thank you so much,” Gunderson says.
Watch the video:
— Corryn 🇺🇸 (@Corrynmb) October 5, 2017
That’s so amazing. What a great guy. Here’s wishing him a speedy recovery!