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West Haven man who received call from President Trump dies

WEST HAVEN — The man who received a call and letter from President Trump as one of his final wishes, has died.

Jay Barrett, who suffered from cystic fibrosis received a phone call and a  letter in the mail last week from President Trump.

FOX61’s Tony Terzi reported on how Jay created a bucket list, which included the desire to meet the President. The President called him on the phone last week.

Donations to defray funeral expenses can be sent to West Haven Funeral Home, 662 Savin Ave, West Haven, CT 06516


ATTN: Profanity is used in the below videos: 

Trump:  “Hello.”

Barrett:  “Holy Christ where do I get the.”

Trump: “Hi Jay, you look handsome to me I just saw a picture of you.”

Barrett:  “No.”

Trump:  “How are you doing? How is it going Jay?”

Barrett:  “It’s going you know what I mean?”

Trump:  “I read a beautiful story about you and I just said I want to call that man. That’s my kind of guy.”

Barrett:  “Mr. President, through thick and thin, you know there’s been a lot of thicks, there’s been a lot of thins. I support you.”

Trump:  “Wow that’s beautiful man. We love you Jay. We love you man. That’s really beautiful what you just said. I wont forget it.”

President Trump telling Barrett to hang tough.

Trump: “You keep that fight going. We both keep that fight going, okay?”

Barrett: “I will do my end.”

Barrett’s sister, Bridgette Hoskie, said anyone interested in helping defray the costs of his funeral service may make a donation in his name to the West Haven Funeral Home.

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