In a time of incivility, one person and one principled moment can stand out over the chaos. Makenna Greenwald just gave America that moment.
The 20-year-old was visiting Hollywood from Wyoming and came across Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star. As has happened a number of times since last year, the star had been vandalized. Someone took a marker and scribbled across the star.
Instead of staying quiet, however, Makenna cleaned his star and then took pictures, which she then posted to Twitter. “Stopped to clean @realDonaldTrump Hollywood Star. Nothing but respect for MY President. #RaisedRight,” the tweet said.
Here is the tweet.
— Makenna (@makenna_mg) June 28, 2017
The Daily Mail reported that she took some criticism from Trump haters, but received plenty of admiration and praise for her gesture.
‘From me and all of my Marine brothers out there! Thank you for supporting us, this country, and our Commander and Chief! God bless!’ one user wrote.
Fox News personality Sean Hannity took time to laud Greenwald, tweeting: ‘Wow. Great American. @CNN @NBCNews @JoeNBC (who calls the @POTUS a schmuck, liar, goon etc.). Watch and learn what respect for the office is.’
Greenwald even got a shout-out from Trump’s second-oldest son, Eric, who wrote: ‘Thank you Makenna! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain’
The post has more than 193,000 likes and more than 46,700 retweets.
Here is Eric Trump’s tweet.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) July 1, 2017
While others may become media darlings, young people like Makenna Greenwald are single-handedly making America great again.
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