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A man in Port Lucie, Florida undergoes dialysis treatment three days a week, with each appointment lasting three-and-a-half hours. Nelson Gibson’s family isn’t allowed to stay with him but patients are encouraged to bring things that make them feel at home.

At first, Gibson brought an 8×10 picture of President Trump to keep him company. No one said anything or complained about it. Down the road, his son, Eric, bought a mini cardboard cutout of Gibson holding the picture and standing next to the president. Again, no one said anything or complained. In fact, Gibson said people would take pictures of it.

Gibson stepped it up a notch with a life-size cardboard cutout of Trump and took it with him to dialysis. No one mentioned it or seemed to take any issue with it. A few days later he returned for his treatment and was told he could no longer bring the cutout with him.

“They told me it was too much and it wasn’t a rally,” Gibson told WPBF-TV

The family didn’t say anything but decided to leave. Eric decided to contact the facility to figure out why his father was unable to bring the cardboard cutout with him.

“It was supposed to be an issue of safety infectious disease, which made no sense,” the son recounted.

According to Nelson, other patients bring things with them to make them feel comfortable. One patient brings bubble wrap so she can individually pop each bubble while she undergoes treatment.

“I don’t do anything like that,” Gibson said. “I sit there quietly it sits near me and that’s it.”

Although it’s possible for Gibson to receive treatment at home, Eric said his father would rather have a medical professional administer it verses a relative, CBS 42 reported.

The facility’s spokesperson replied to WPBF-TV’s request for comment, reiterating the safety concern.

“While we cannot discuss any specific individual, we strongly support the ability of all our patients to express their views, which includes bringing reasonably sized items into our dialysis centers that do not create safety or infection control issues, or interfere with caregivers on the treatment floor,” said Brad Puffer, spokesperson for Fresenius Kidney Care.

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carlos February 18, 2020
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Total BS,,,,what a friggin joke that hospital is
MICHAEL MCPOLAND February 17, 2020
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Popping the bubble wrap would drive me to a violent action. That is annoying as hell.
cathy February 17, 2020
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Perhaps he's just letting everyone know that w/Trump he's receiving the treatment he needs where as if there was medicare for all he would be dead.
Dave February 17, 2020
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What a bunch of more demoncrap crap. The sigh is not the problem, it's what's on it. The clinic better dump their partisan politics and quit screwing with the clientele. The poor guy needs to go some where else. What a hole!
Stephen Russell February 17, 2020
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Damn the bias is that deep OR did someone extort medical facility Mgr to remove cutout? Or Pay 2 play OR bribary? Sad for the patients, staff & bad for morale. & needed for this in HC anyway.
Matt February 17, 2020
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Puffer puffs for the Democrats. What a shame on the facility he is. He should quit as should the foolish people who took the decision.
Steven February 17, 2020
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Im a trump supporter, he seems to be TRYING to get attention. Hes there for dialysis. Its a little too much, what if someone wanted a hillary cutout. Or church of satan leader cutout. Hes unreasonable.
C. Elaine Fontana February 17, 2020
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The hospital's idiotic explanation is laughable. A woman can bring bubble wrap during her medical treatment but the man cannot bring in a cardboard cutout. Safety concern, my foot. If it is propped up by a wall, how can it be a safety danger. It is all too obvious it is a political thing. Would they have done the same thing if it had been an Obama cutout. If the patient is in a room by himself, how can the cutout be bothering anybody. Stupid, stupid.
Joy DB February 17, 2020
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Trump should just drop in on the dialysis clinic and wish EVERYONE godspeed! But maybe a smaller version of that famous Trump pose would be allowed. Otherwise, the libtoid snowflakes should just take a chill pill and allow this patient his very modest request!!
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