There’s a Facebook post going wildly viral from Eric Bonner, which explains why it’s the little things that truly matter in the interactions people have with one another daily. With nearly 200,000 shares on Facebook, the post written by Bonner and published to Facebook on July 28 at 7:44 p.m. — while the Portland, Oregon, resident Eric wrote that he published while watching Hillary Clinton’s speech at the DNC — explains why Bonner is not voting for Clinton.
As reported by Snopes, the Facebook post from Bonner began with the declaration that Eric is not casting his vote for Clinton. Eric admitted that it was not Hillary’s policies nor her point of view that cost Clinton a vote from Bonner. Eric wrote that it wasn’t even the laws that Clinton purportedly broke that helped Bonner decide that he would not help make Hillary the next President Clinton of the U.S.
Instead, Eric wrote that it was because of a personal interaction that he had with Hillary, where Clinton actually spoke to Bonner once. Describing himself as a canine handler in the military, Eric wrote that his military details included certain famous folks. Whereas many of Bonner’s details were guarding generals or Department of Defense officials — a couple of presidents got thrown in there as well.
Eric wrote that he was able to “pull two awesome details” with Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Whereas President Bush gave Bonner a high-five and joked about who Eric must’ve angered to get his detail — President Obama was just as jovial in asking about Bonner’s military dog. However, it was Eric’s dressing down from Clinton that caused a negative reaction in Bonner’s mind. According to Eric’s viral post, Hillary cursed at both Bonner and her security detail, all because of a dog in her presence.
“GW looked at me, said ‘Man, who’d you piss off?’ high-fived me, and continued on. I was climbing down from a catwalk I stood on for 4 hours with nothing but Dust and a radio to keep me company. The radio died early on. It was pretty sweet.
“Obama, as he was walking out to his plane in Turkey, said ‘What the hell kind of dog is that?!’ In reference to Suli.
“One of my last details was for Hillary when she was Secretary of State. She was in Turkey for whatever reason. I helped with sweeps of her DV Quarters and staff vehicles. Her words to me? ‘Get that f****** dog away from me.’ Then she turns to her Security Detail and berates them up and down about why that animal was in her quarters. For the next 20 minutes while I sit there waiting to be released she lays into her detail, slamming the door in their faces when she’s done. The Detail lead walks over apologizes and releases me. I apologize to him for getting him in trouble. His words ‘Happens every day, Brother.’
“Hillary doesn’t care about anyone but Hillary.”
After Bonner’s post went viral, Eric published an update to Facebook on July 29, at 11:28 a.m., which explained that Clinton supporters were sending Bonner Facebook friend requests. Eric cleared up any confusion by writing that Bonner felt Donald Trump is a bad choice for president, as well. Bonner explained that he just might not vote in the 2016 presidential election, because no one has earned his vote yet.
Once more, Bonner updated his Facebook followers to explain why he wouldn’t accept any additional Facebook friend requests from people Eric didn’t know until things calmed down.
Lastly, Eric wrote about his “strange morning” on July 30, with so many Facebook shares for his viral post causing it to catch the attention of people who not only thanked Bonner for his military service, but also from other military people sharing similar stories.
Then Bonner reported that his Facebook account had been suspended until his name could be verified. Facebook requested that Eric provide his military ID, Bonner wrote. Although Eric wouldn’t provide it, his Facebook account is now live.
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