Trump Wades Into Issue of Terminally Ill UK Baby

Says US 'would be delighted' to help Charlie Gard
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 3, 2017 10:45 AM CDT
Trump Offers US Help to Terminally Ill UK Baby
This is an undated handout photo of Charlie Gard provided by his family at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.   (Uncredited)

President Trump is offering help to a terminally ill British baby. Trump tweeted Monday that "if we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so." The White House did not immediately answer questions about what Trump meant by "help," per the AP. Charlie Gard suffers from a rare genetic condition and is unable to breathe unaided. Last week, his parents lost a legal battle to take him to the US for trial therapy. Pope Francis on Sunday called for Gard's parents to be allowed to do everything possible to treat their child. Health authorities in the UK say the therapy would be useless and only prolong the baby's pain. (More President Trump stories.)

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