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Major media in both sides of the Atlantic headlined President Trump’s offer to help baby Charlie Gard through White House and his personal resources.
UK media The Guardian reported:
“Donald Trump has offered to help the parents of a critically ill baby who have lost a legal fight to take him to the United States for treatment.
The US president said he would be delighted to help Charlie Gard, whose parents wanted him to undergo a therapy trial in the US to treat a rare genetic condition.
Members of the Trump administration have talked to the 10-month-old’s family, a White House spokeswoman said on Monday. “Our goal is not to pressure but simply to be helpful if possible in this very difficult and heartbreaking situation,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the Guardian.
Helen Aguirre Ferré, the director of media affairs at the White House, added: “Upon learning of baby Charlie Gard’s situation, President Trump has offered to help the family in this heartbreaking situation.
“Although the president himself has not spoken to the family, he does not want to pressure them in any way, members of the administration have spoken to the family in calls facilitated by the British government. The president is just trying to be helpful if at all possible.
“Due to legal issues, we cannot confirm the name of doctor or hospital where the baby could be treated in the United States.”
It is understood an American hospital has offered to treat Charlie free of charge, although his family has received donations totalling more than £1.3m to take him across the Atlantic for therapy.
Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow tweeted:
I have contacted my office in Strasbourg, France to intervene in support of baby #CharlieGard 's family. We must always fight for life.
— Jay Sekulow (@JaySekulow) July 3, 2017
Last week the European court of human rights rejected an appeal by Chris Gard and Connie Yates, Charlie’s parents, to be allowed to take their son to the US, following a similar ruling by the UK’s supreme court. Medical specialists had argued that the treatment was experimental and would not help.
The couple are now spending the last days of their son’s life with him, after being given more time before his life support is turned off.
Charlie, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, is being cared for at Great Ormond Street hospital in London.
Trump tweeted on Monday:
If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2017
It comes after Pope Francis called for Charlie’s parents to be allowed to “accompany and treat their child until the end”.
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