UPDATE: A video circulating on social media of President Trump stopping his motorcade to thank a group of firemen resurfaced on Saturday and is being incorrectly reported as having occurred on Saturday, August 4, in Ohio.
DML News has investigated this further and learned this incident actually occurred on May 23, when President Trump attended a forum discussion in Bethpage, New York, about the MS-13 gang on Long Island.
Michael Giordano, a firefighter with the Bethpage Fire Department, originally posted the video, along with a collection of other photos and video, on May 23.
Giordano wrote in his original post, “Well today I got to meet the President of the United States and was able to be apart of his detail for the landing zone with the fire department.”
Below is Giordano’s original video, of the moment President Trump stopped his motorcade and stepped out to meet and thank the firefighters.
President Trump tweeted his appreciation to the law enforcement officers and firefighters in Bethpage later that evening, along with several photos. He wrote, “Thank you to all of the incredible law enforcement officers and firefighters in Bethpage, New York. Keep up the great work!”
Thank you to all of the incredible law enforcement officers and firefighters in Bethpage, New York. Keep up the great work! pic.twitter.com/SMaZ8Hfas4
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 23, 2018
Kyle Kashuv, a conservative student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, tweeted his approval on Saturday, after the video began recirculating.
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) August 5, 2018