Thomas Gunderson was shot in the leg by the Las Vegas shooter Sunday night and was rushed to the hospital. President Donald Trump then flew to Las Vegas and went room by room to meet with the victims in the hospital.
But not even bullets could stop Gunderson from standing to greet the president with the utmost respect as he entered his room. Gunderson stated:
“I will never lie down when the President of this great country comes to shake my hand! There may be plenty of issues in this country but I will always respect my country, my president and my flag. Shot in the leg or not, I will stand to show my President the respect he deserves!”
Watch the video Gunderson posted on Facebook as Trump entered his room:
Since it was posted, the video has gone viral on social media, and Gunderson has received many attacks over his support for the president, for which he said he was prepared. Now, he has issued a message to America. Gunderson posted on Facebook:
“Hey everyone! So when I decided to post the things that I did, as well as accept some interviews, I did so with the intention of spreading an uplifting message during this horrific time in our country. I prepared my family beforehand knowing that there would be plenty of backlash and hateful comments. I asked for everyone to leave the negativity out of it but let’s be honest, I knew that wouldn’t happen. SO, with that being said, I’m asking that anytime someone does leave a hateful or aggressive comment that we simply ignore them.
They want to get a rise out of us. They want to cause divide and when we respond with hate as well, it simply worsens the situation and destroys the meaning behind this message. I will do my best to respond to the ones I can with complete class and love. Let’s continue to bring our nation together instead of fight with those simply looking to fight. I’m asking that as a favor for everyone reading my posts.
Thank you so much for the love and I love all of you!!!”