Donald Trump is now the recipient of a Purple Heart medal — and he’s damn glad that he didn’t have to go out and get wounded to receive it.
Appearing at a Trump for President rally in Ashburn, Virginia, on Tuesday, GOP presidential nominee Trump told the crowd that a veteran had given him his Purple Heart medal, an honor that typically requires more than a bruised ego to attain.
“Something very nice just happened to me. A man came up to me and he handed me his Purple Heart,” Trump said. “I said to him, ‘Is that like the real one, or is that a copy?”
Trump continued, “He said, ‘That’s my real Purple Heart. I have such confidence in you.'”
Trump went on to admit that, while he always wanted a Purple Heart, having one handed to him was much less of a hassle than actually being wounded or killed.
“I said, ‘Man, that’s like big stuff. I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier.'”
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