Despite his busy schedule, President Trump was forced to head to the hospital with Melania when he learned who was there.
President Trump made time yesterday to pay a visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He met with wounded soldiers and awarded Army Sergeant First Class Alvaro Barrientos the Purple Heart. (via Washington Times)
Sergeant Barrientos was injured while serving in Afghanistan and lost most of his leg. The Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given, and honors brave soldiers wounded in combat.
“When I heard about this, I wanted to do it myself,” President Trump said.
President Trump was joined by First Lady Melania. The presidential family joined Sergeant Barrientos and his wife, Tammy, for a picture in front of a presidential display.
This is President Trump’s first visit to the military hospital located in Bethesda. After awarding the Purple Heart, President Trump met privately with other wounded soldiers.
It is nice to have a president who genuinely cares about the sacrifices made by our servicemen. President Trump did not need to award the medal personally, yet he did so to remind members of our military that they will not be forgotten.
When former President Obama awarded similar honors, he used the opportunity for self-promotion. The actions of Obama made it clear that he did not support our troops.
The military was stripped down to the nuts and bolts under Obama, and what was once the world’s greatest military was allowed to decay over the course of eight years. Obama made it his personal mission to undermine American military might as our forces shrank and shrank.
On the other hand, President Trump has made his commitment to our military clear. He has vowed to increase funding, allowing our military to operate at full capacity once again, while giving military leaders the power they need to do their job once more.
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Sergeant Barrientos smiled with pride while being awarded a great honor from a president who truly cares.
Our military is on track to recover from the errors of the Obama administration, as we regain our status on the world stage.
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