by Earl P. Holt III
In September of 1986, 66 year-old Annabel Hill was faced with losing the farm that had remained in her family for five generations. Eight months before, her husband had committed suicide in a desperate ploy to salvage the farm with the proceeds of his life insurance policy.
Two consecutive years of drought in Waynesboro, Georgia had left the Hills with more than $300,000 in debts. She was facing foreclosure and the auction of her farm, since the proceeds from her late husband’s life insurance policy were about half the amount needed to repay their debtors.
Atlanta businessman Frank Argenbright took an interest in Mrs. Hill’s plight, and invited her to appear with him at a news conference in Atlanta to explain her predicament. Their news conference was broadcast on NBC’s Nightly News, and was seen by Donald Trump.
Any decent person would be saddened and genuinely sympathetic over the plight of Annabel Hill: Unlike the rest of us, Donald Trump actually DID something about it. He contacted Fred Argenbright and got the phone number for the bank holding the mortgage on the Hill’s farm, and then called it to inquire how he could help.
Trump spoke to a bank vice-president, who informed him that it was too late to help because the bank intended to foreclose on the farm and that “nothing or no one is going to stop it.” This poor guy hadn’t reckoned with the force known as Donald Trump who, in desperation, resorted to a bluff: If the bank foreclosed, he vowed to sue the bank for wrongful death on behalf of Annabel Hill, on the basis of the bank having hounded Mrs. Hill’s late husband until he committed suicide.
The bank’s officers blinked, and then sold Trump and Argenbright a 30-day option to purchase the Hill’s farm through the Federal Land Bank, cancelling the auction that was a mere two hours away. Friends and family who had come to the courthouse to commiserate with the Hills were brought to tears at the prospect of a legitimate rescue plan.
Trump and Argenbright immediately launched a 30-day drive to raise the $187,000 needed to satisfy the balance of the mortgage. Through their contacts they raised $109,000, including $20,000 from the fans of the late Don Imus. Donald Trump and a Dallas farmer named Tom McKamy split the remaining balance of $78,000.
Annabel Hill celebrated Christmas of 1986 at the atrium of the Trump Tower, where the news media and many generous people — who had contributed to the fund-raiser to save her farm — gathered to watch her burn the now-obsolete mortgage documents on her farm.
Trump kept in touch with Annabel Hill long after their Christmas celebration at Trump Tower. He would call Annabel on the phone to see how she was doing long after the publicity ended. After their farm was saved, Annabel’s son Jim claims the Hill Family became unofficial spokesmen for farmers losing their land through foreclosure.
Annabel Hill died at the age of 91 in 2011. She went to her grave believing that Trump saved her farm because “…God touched his heart.” She once stated that only because of Trump’s generosity, her husband’s death had not been in vain.
There are dozens of similar examples of Trump’s generosity: however, conspicuously absent are similar examples of charitable works by members of the Corrupt Leftist Media. None seem ever to have done anything even remotely approaching Donald Trump’s acts of kindness and benevolence.
If you are unaware of President Trump’s philanthropic endeavors, you need to reevaluate your sources of news. Your news is being filtered by the Corrupt Leftist Media, who despise President Trump because he is not a Marxist or globalist traitor as they all are. That’s why you may never have heard of Annabel Hill.