Vet gifts Trump Purple Heart; Trump: ‘always wanted one’
A Trump-supporting veteran gifted the candidate his Purple Heart Tuesday, and Trump happily accepted it.
Purple Hearts are awarded to service members who suffer wounds in combat.
“Something very nice just happened to me. A man came up to me and handed me his Purple Heart,” Trump told supporters at a campaign event here. “I said to him, ‘Is that like the real one or is that a copy?’ And he said, ‘That’s my real Purple Heart. I have such confidence in you.'”
Trump received the veteran on stage at the start of the rally to receive the decoration.
“I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier,” Trump said.
Trump then pocketed the decoration after the veteran left the stage.