Boy With Cerebral Palsy Meets President Obama Day After Being Booted From Trump Rally
“We were put out by security,” his mother, Alison, told Huffington Post. “Mr. Trump kept saying, ‘Get them out.’”
“What kind of nation do we live in?” Pereda wrote in a Facebook post, recalling thinking, “What the hell could I do to make this child even slightly forget that experience?”Turns out she could make it so Holmes would shake hands with President Obama on Sunday in Kissimmee.
Pereda escorted Holmes and his mom to Clinton’s rally in Florida where they would be in the VIP area and then come face-to-face with Obama following his final campaign speech delivery.
“At that moment, JJ’s mom tells him he’s going to meet the President,” wrote Pereda. “JJ jumps out of his seat and erupts into cheer… his smile almost bursting out of his face. His body overcome by light, when just the day before it almost succumbed to hate.”