Donald Trump has waded into the fight to save Charlie Gard and offered to help the stricken baby.
A British court has ruled that little Charlie – suffering with mitochondrial depletion syndrome – should have his life support machine switched off.
But the billionaire US President has joined the battle to help the ten-month-old undergo an experimental treatment in America.
He wrote: “If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.”
Trump’s words come just one day after Pope Francis added his voice to calls for Charlie to be given one final shot at life.
The pontiff said Charlie’s parents should be allowed to “accompany and treat their child until the end”.
Charlie Gard suffers from a rare genetic condition and is unable to breathe unaided.
Last week, his parents lost a legal battle to take him to the United States for trial therapy.
They had raised more than £1.3million to take the tot to the US for therapy but are now understood to be using the cash to set up a charity.
It comes after the couple, from Bedfont, West London, learned they had lost their final legal battle after Europe’s top court said it would not intervene in the case.
They had pursued their case through the courts in the UK over the past three months, culminating in a decision by the European Court of Human Rights.
Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, where terminally-ill Charlie is being cared for, said therapy proposed by a US doctor was experimental and wouldn’t help.
They said life-support treatment for the youngster, who has a rare genetic condition called mitochondrial depletion syndrome, should stop.
Charlie’s parents had asked European court judges in Strasbourg, France, to consider their claims after judges in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in London ruled in favour of GOSH doctors.
But Strasbourg judges refused to intervene.
Original Article: The Sun