Trump Rewards The Man Who Jumped Into Action When Trump’s Mother Was Mugged in 1991

Posted on December 30, 1991 6:51 pm
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Link – From Jet Magazine (Dec 30, 1991 – Jan 6, 1992) Page 8

Trump Makes Holiday Brighter For New Yorker who has rescued his mom

The New York man capturing Donald Trump’s mother, the young man, has a lot to rejoice over during the yuletide season. Lawrence Herbert 44, a delivery truck man, became the national hero on the day he jumped out of his vehicle and captured a 16-year-old youth who supposedly knocked Trump’s 79-year-old mother on the parking lot at the supermarket, Queens, New York. She reportedly had a brain hemorrhage during the attack. Trump thanked Herbert for his heroic deed by inviting him and his family to the ritzy Plaza Hotel, owned by Trump.

Herbert, who is divorced, was accompanied by his sister Barbara Quashie and his son James 14 for dinner. Later, Trump offered Herbert a job as either a chauffeur or in security and gave him a check for an undisclosed amount.

Herbert faced possibly foreclosure in his home. He and Trump will discuss the job offer further after the new year, Herbert said. In the New York Post, Trump described Herbert as a hero “not just to the Trump family, but for the city.” Trump added, “He’s my man.”

Herbert told JET that he was pleased about Trump’s generosity, and said his check will help him maintain his home. “I was facing foreclosure but that problem has been remedied due to the check that I’ve received from Donald Trump,” he said. He notes that he has become somewhat famous in New York. “There’s no place in New York that I can’t go right now where I don’t get recognized… I give all thanks to God Almighty. It was His work that I did what I did. I was His tool and He put me there to serve that purpose.” Herbert says he believes in helping whenever he can, which is the spirit of the Christmas day.

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