Last week, an Army Ranger stationed in South Korea lent White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders his camouflage jacket when he noticed that she was shivering. His chivalrous gesture instantly went viral when photos of the sweet moment surfaced on social media. However, the soldier never expected what Sander would give him in return for his good deed.
Sarah Sanders accompanied President Trump on his twelve-day journey through Asia, which saw POTUS visit five nations in all. It was a historic trip and one that was tremendously prudent at the present time, with North Korea’s aggressiveness seemingly escalating by the day.
The second leg of the president’s Asia trip saw him travel to South Korea, where he had planned to survey the demilitarized zone. However, harsh weather conditions did not permit President Trump to go through with his visit to the DMZ.
Trump’s unscheduled attempt to visit the Korean DMZ was foiled by dense fog that forced his Marine One helicopter to turn around when he was just 5 minutes from the landing zone.
Military pilots in the airborne convoy couldn’t see each other and decided to scrub the mission.
Sanders said the president was disappointed, even as he waited gamely for nearly an hour in his limousine for the weather to clear. Instead, she said ruefully, it got worse. [Source: Daily Mail]
Nevertheless, there was another newsworthy event which unfolded, even though President Trump was unable to make the trek through the demilitarized zone.
Army Ranger Bobby Zizelman rose to quick internet fame last week after it was revealed that he gave his jacket to Sarah Huckabee Sanders when he noticed she was cold.
Huckabee was giving a briefing to reporters on Trump’s expected movements in North Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) when Zizelman noticed her shivering in the cold.
He immediately rushed over and gave her his military issued jacket so she could finish briefing reporters.
The media immediately blew up and made him a star for being such a gentleman to Sarah so she would not have to be cold. [Source: US Truth Wire]
Among those who applauded Zizelman was Sanders’ own father, Governor Mike Huckabee, who even encouraged President Trump to give the soldier a promotion. “Tribute on this Veterans Day to US Army Chinook pilot Chief Warrant Officer Bobby Zizelman,” Huckabee wrote on Twitter, calling the Ranger “An Officer and a Gentleman.”
Tribute on this Veterans Day to US Army Chinook pilot Chief Warrant Officer Bobby Zizelman-"An Officer and a Gentleman" who helped @PressSec from freezing. @realDonaldTrump should promote him! Of course libs go nuts about it. https://t.co/RJdHKPu0yR
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) November 11, 2017
The accolades continued to pour in, with Sanders herself getting in on the action. “A huge Thank you to Army Ranger Bobby Zizelman!” Sanders tweeted, giving the soldier a special shout out on Veterans Day. “Next time I’ll dress for the occasion!” added the press secretary jokingly.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) November 12, 2017
Bobby Zizelman is a true hero. But, sadly, many Americans worship the overpaid professional athletes kneeling before NFL games instead of real men like this Army Ranger, who has single-handedly proven that chivalry is not dead. We thank Zizelman and his fellow members of the military for their selfless service and the sacrifices they make which can never fully be repaid. Let’s give him the recognition that he deserves.