The 8-year-old boy who hugged the president is discussing how the situation came about. Inside Edition caught up with Jordan McLinn and his mom, Laura. Jordan, who is from Indiana, battles muscular dystrophy and was present when Trump signed the ‘Right to Try Act’ into law Wednesday. The law allows patients access to experimental drugs and treatments not yet approved by the FDA. After Trump signed the act into law, the little boy tried a few times to hug the president.