How Trump Changed a Pro Boxer's Life with Just 4 Words
William Campudoni tells inspirational story
President Donald Trump's words change the life of a pro boxer from Spanish Harlem in New York who was on the "brink of being homeless.”
Trump's four-words changed the direction of William Campudoni's life for ever.
When Campudoni met Trump, everything changed.
Campudoni explained in a five-minute-long ad from 2016, titled “American Comeback Story," the chain of events that altered his life and how Trump was at the center of that transformation.
Campudoni was at breaking point on none other than Christmas Eve.
“I walked into the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, and I said ‘God, please give me a purpose,'” Campudoni explained.
He then walked outside and saw a “gorgeous building”: it was Trump Tower.
Campudoni walked inside in a desperate move to look for work.
Then the next day, Christmas day, Trump hired him.
The box explained how Trump gifted him five navy blue suits, shook his hand, and said four words that would etch themselves on his mind for the rest of his life.
“Welcome to the family.”
Campudoni also addressed “accusations” of racism and xenophobia that have plagued Trump since the beggining of his presidency.
“I hear these accusations, but let me tell you firsthand," the boxer said.
"He employed people from all origins.
"We were all treated like family, and I remember that, and I admired him for that."
"He put us all first,” Campudoni continued.
Trump also handed Campudoni a personal letter “expressing just how proud he was” of Campudoni.
The approval meant everything, due to the fact Campudoni never had a father figure in his life.
“You know, Trump wouldn’t know this, but along with a few momentos in life, this letter was the one that gave me the most inspiration."
"These words, they have been a constant reminder of how much I have been appreciated,” the boxer explained.
“Donald Trump taught me how to act like a champion. Mr. Trump just didn’t give me a job that Christmas day."
"What I realize today is that he gave me a tool to help rediscover my purpose."
"To be an inspiration to my children.”