Trump gets a Purple Heart

2016-08-02 21:43


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Washington - Donald Trump is saluting a veteran who presented the Republican presidential nominee with his Purple Heart.

Trump said the man approached him before a Tuesday rally in Ashburn, Virginia, and presented him with the medal he received for being wounded in combat.

Trump said he was "honoured" to receive it. He then joked that "I always wanted to get a Purple Heart. This was much easier".

His comments came amid his ongoing flap with the parents of a Muslim-American soldier who was killed in Iraq. Trump never served in the military, receiving medical and education deferments during the Vietnam War era.

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