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You’ll Never Guess What Ronald Reagan Tried to Do After John Hinckley’s Assassination Attempt

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Most of us don’t just like Reagan for his economic record, but for his personality and wit. While liberals may ridicule the notion, Reagan was a compassionate man as well. Reagan biographer Chris Shirley recently spoke to NewsMax about how Reagan wished to forgive the man who once tried to assassinate him.

To quote directly from NewsMax:

President Ronald Reagan wanted to arrange a face-to-face meeting with John Hinckley, the baby-faced gunman who tried to assassinate him, Reagan biographer Craig Shirley tells Newsmax TV.

“He tried to reach out to John Hinckley several months after the shooting,” Shirley said Friday to J.D. Hayworth on “Newsmax Prime.”

“He wanted to meet with and tell the young man that he forgave him. He was talked out of it, but it was something that he wanted to do very much.”

While Reagan (obviously) survived the incident, he was shot in the chest and lower left arm, causing a punctured lung and internal bleeding.

Do you think any other president would forgive his potential assassin?

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