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PoliticsTrump says he wanted to give himself Medal of Honor

00:30  22 august  2019
00:30  22 august  2019 Source:   politico.com

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So, Trump has awarded himself The Medal of Honor . In accepting the self bestowed medal Trump declared, “Believe me when I say , as the most I am proud to say that President Donald J. Trump is such a man. He was not faced with a heavily armed gunman, but we know that if he were, he would

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President Donald Trump claimed to laughter on Wednesday that he sought to give himself a Medal of Honor, but decided not to after being counseled against the move by aides.

Trump says he wanted to give himself Medal of Honor© Alex Brandon/AP Photo 190821_donald_trump_ap_773.jpg

The offhand remark from the president came during his address to the 75th annual national convention of American Veterans, a volunteer-led veterans service organization also known as AMVETS.

At the event in Louisville, Kentucky, Trump singled out for praise WWII veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams.

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“Thank you, Woody. You’re looking good, Woody. Woody’s looking good,” Trump said.

“That was a big day, Medal of Honor. Nothing like the Medal of Honor,” he continued. “I wanted one, but they told me I don't qualify, Woody. I said, 'Can I give it to myself anyway?' They said, 'I don't think that's a good idea.'”

Amid scattered chuckles, Trump concluded: “Great, great people. These are great, great men and women that get congressional Medal of Honor. Thank you, Woody.”

The president’s assessment that he should receive the nation’s highest award for acts of military valor followed his statement earlier Wednesday afternoon that he is “the chosen one” in relation to his administration’s trade conflict with China — a proclamation he turned to the sky to deliver.

Trump never served in the military and was granted five draft deferments — four for college and one for bone spurs in his heel.

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