On Wednesday, President Trump signed the “Right to Try” act which allows people with terminal diseases to undergo experimental treatments.
“Today I am proud to keep another promise to the American people as I sign the Right to Try legislation into law. We’re going to be saving tremendous numbers of lives,” the President said.
Donald Trump was accompanied by a young boy, nine, when he signed the bill into law. Jordan McLinn, the face of the legislation, sat next to the President in his wheel chair. He tried to grab the President’s attention and then succeeded.
Trump said to the young boy, “If I looked like that, I would have been president ten years earlier.” Trump added, “If I had that face. If I had that head of hair, I would have been president so long ago. That’s great.”
Watch the beautiful moment below:
How can you not love our President?
After signing “Right To Try,” President Trump makes a little boy with muscular dystrophy’s day.
— Jack Murphy (@RealJack) May 30, 2018
According to Fox News:
The so-called Right to Try Act of 2017, sponsored by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., unanimously passed the Senate last August, and cleared the House last week on a party-line vote of 250-169 — in a win for both Johnson and the Trump administration.
The president said the issue was “very personal” for him.
“As I proudly sign this bill, thousands of terminally ill Americans will have the help, the hope and the fighting chance — and I think it’s going to be better than chance — that they will be cured, that they will be helped, that they will be able to be with their families for a long time, or maybe just for a longer time,” Trump said. “But we’re able to give them the absolute best we have at this current moment, at this current second. We’re going to help a lot of people. It’s an honor to be signing this.”
Democrats have opposed the legislation, saying it’d put patients at risk and would “peddle false hope.”
President Trump also admitted the bill is personal to him.