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Boy Passes Out on Tarmac, Vice President Pence Rushes To Help Him

A young man anticipating the arrival of Mike Pence in Billings, Montana on Tuesday, passed out due to the heat and had a VIP rush to his aid – the Vice President himself.

Pence was in town to campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale, as well as to hail GOP tax cuts the Trump administration helped pass.

He spoke for roughly 20 minutes at a reception line on the tarmac where the young man fainted just before he approached to meet and greet visitors.


“VP Pence brought a halt to the normal arrival ceremony and moved behind the rope line to check on a young man who had fallen to the ground in the middle of the heat while greeting Air Force Two on the tarmac,” KBUL reported.

“As paramedics checked on the young man, Pence kneeled down to check in and make sure he was ok.”

He stepped aside as EMT members tended to the boy, but continued to wait patiently nearby.

As a result, the young man managed to get a once-in-a-lifetime photo with the Vice President, even flashing a trademark Trump thumbs-up gesture to indicate he was okay.


This kind of reaction to supporters in need of medical attention seems to be a common thread out of the Trump circle.

Earlier this month, Eric Trump played the role of good Samaritan when he ran through and dodged oncoming traffic to flag down a passing ambulance, aiding a woman who had passed out near a train station.

In April, the President himself stopped speaking at a rally in Michigan when he noticed a woman in need of medical attention, called for a doctor, then praised those who had come to her aid.


Seems like the administration and members of Trump’s family make a habit out of helping others, then putting the spotlight on first responders as the true heroes.

After tending to the boy, the Vice President made another special stop on the tarmac. He walked right over to deliver a special greeting to Navy SEAL Bo Reichenbach, who lost both of his legs during service in Afghanistan.


Vice President Pence is scheduled to attend a rally for Rosendale Wednesday morning. His Democrat opponent in Montana, Jon Tester, remains favored in most polls, though Rosendale said he’s grateful for the national support.

Read more at the Political Insider

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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