Community and Compassion
This is the theme of the big-hearted Canadian musical titled “Come from Away”, attended by Ivanka Trump this week. The show, playing at the Schoenfeld Theater on Broadway, tells the story of strangers who came together in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
On 9/11, U.S. airspace was shut down and 38 planes carrying 7,000 passengers were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland. Ivanka joined several others on Wednesday night to see the musical, including U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
On Thursday morning, MSM outlets were pushing their juicy headlines–subtly touting the pairing of Ivanka and Trudeau. Many of them applauded the so-called “lesson” Trudeau was teaching the first daughter.
David Hein and Irene Sankoff, the husband and wife writing team behind the story, were living in an international residence in New York on 9/11. It was their experience on that day that inspired them to seek out the people in Newfoundland they affectionately named the “come aways.”
They flew to Gander in 2011, to join a reunion commemorating the 10th anniversary of the town’s extraordinary act of…
“In Newfoundland and all the pilots, passengers and flight crew were coming back to commemorate the friendships they had made – people had fallen in love there, they had changed their lives.”-said Hein.
Harper’s Bazaar, among others, enthusiastically suggested that Ivanka’s attendance at the play was an opportunity for her to learn the importance of “helping foreigners.” An obvious and distasteful reference to her father’s stance on dangerous refugees and illegal immigrants.
Liberal media’s “apples to oranges” comparison of the Gander residents’ kindness to America taking in Syrian refugees is both incredibly misguided and woefully naïve. And, as usual, they completely missed the beautiful message of the play.
The world came together on 9/11-not as Democrats or Republicans, Canadians or Americans. They came together as patriots standing united and defiant against the evils that sought to divide and destroy them. A lesson the left would do well to learn for themselves as they continue to spread their terroristic narratives.