Dem councilwoman helps terminally ill brother with bucket list item: A call from Trump

Facebook/ Bridgette Hoskie

A terminally ill Connecticut man’s dying wish to receive a phone call from President Trump was fulfilled this week with the help of his sister, who is an elected Democrat.

Jay Barrett began palliative care for his cystic fibrosis last week at the home of his sister, West Haven city Councilwoman Bridgette Hoskie (D), The New Haven Register reports.

Barrett told the newspaper that he has been given six months to live and wanted the chance to talk to Trump before he dies.

{mosads}So Hoskie, who reportedly calls herself a “100 percent Democrat,” took to Facebook to ask friends to “help in making something on my brother’s bucket list a reality,” she told the outlet.

Hoskie in a post directed those interested in helping to “please log onto and send a request to the president asking him to contact my brother. He loves Trump and it’s on his bucket list. He’s currently in Yale’s ICU so this happening would be amazing. Use your info and my brothers in the message.”

The plea began to spread on social media.

Barrett received a call from Trump on Tuesday night.

“Mr. President, through thick and thin, you know there’s been a lot of thicks, and there’s been a lot of thins, I support you,” Barrett said, according to The Associated Press.

Trump reportedly told Barrett he was a “champ” and that he would be following up after the call with a personal letter.

“You’re my kind of man, Jay. … I’m very proud of you,” Trump reportedly told Barrett. “I’ll talk to you again, Jay, OK? You keep that fight going. We both fight.”

Barrett said Eric Trump also called him and told him that the Trump family was “pulling for me and praying.”

Though Barrett is expected to have a short time to live, he told the news agency he still hopes to live long enough to vote in the 2020 election.

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