Nelson Gibson, a 59-year-old resident of Port St. Lucie, is an avid unabashed Trump supporter, who has a cardboard life-like likeness of the President and brings it with him when undergoing dialysis treatments at Fresenius Kidney Care.
However, at his last appointment, a social worker in the lobby informed him that he could no longer bring the cutout within him.
“This is not a Trump rally,” he recalled her saying.
Furthermore, Gibson isn’t even allowed to have a family member accompany him to his treatments, which lasts multiple hours three times a week.
Because of the restrictions imposed by the hospital, in not allowing family members, Gibson’s son decided to create a life-sized image of the President along with his dad and Photoshopped the two images on cardboard.
The cutout was a novel and uplifting approach to an otherwise tedious and monotonous series of treatments, allowing Gibson to keep a more positive attitude towards his dialysis treatments.
His son Eric Gibson told the Washington Post “The staff at the facility, they loved it.”
Adding, “They thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. They were taking pictures of it; they just loved the uniqueness.”
However, not everyone at the hospital seeing the recently upgraded life-sized Trump cutout, showing the president giving a double thumbs-up liked the idea. In fact, someone with enough influence apparently forced the hospital to terminate Gibson’s desire to have the Trump cutout during his treatments.
Because if the dust-up, Gibson has decided to stop his dialysis treatments altogether, vowing to fight the hospital’s decision — calling it a form of censorship