God bless the noble Trump family! What Donald and Melania Trump did today is simply amazing. The patriotic spirit is on the highest level and we can finally gO back to our roots. No more communist fairy tales- LET’S SHOW EVERYONE HOW WE LOVE THIS COUNTRY JUST AS OUR PRESIDENT DID TODAY!
President Donald Trump personally awarded a Purple Heart Saturday to an Army sergeant who lost part of his leg in Afghanistan.
“When I heard about this and I wanted to do it myself,” Trump said during a brief ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
JUST IN: President Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital. Such a touching moment. pic.twitter.com/d3hL7eVY0R
— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) April 22, 2017
Earlier in the day, Trump had tweeted that he was going to Walter Reed.
Getting ready to visit Walter Reed Medical Center with Melania. Looking forward to seeing our bravest and greatest Americans!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2017
After the ceremony, the president and first lady Melania Trump visited with veterans at the military facility. The visit lasted about 90 minutes.Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos, who was wounded in Afghanistan on March 17, was accompanied by his wife, Tammy. Barrientos was injured when an Afghan soldier opened fire inside a base in Helmand province. Three soldiers were wounded in the attack.
Trump gave Barrientos’ wife a kiss and then pinned the medal on the sergeant’s left shirt collar, later shaking hands with Barrientos.
The Purple Heart is awarded to service members who are wounded or killed in action.
Many on Twitter praised Trump for making the trip to honor Barrientos.
PRES GOES TO WALTER REED HOSPITAL. HE IS VISITING WOUNDED WARRIORS. PRESENTS SOLIDER WITH THE PURPLE HEART. THERE IS A PRES THAT CARES USA
— Larry Wolfe (@wolfeman50) April 22, 2017
Obama was on Springsteen’s Yacht playing Rich and Famous.PRESIDENT AND MRS TRUMP ARE VISITING WOUNDED TROOPS AT WALTER REED HOSPITAL.
— Nonni (@Camtemp) April 22, 2017
President Trump visits vets at Walter Reed. Former President Obama visits INMATES! See the direct difference of PRIORITIES in this President
— Peggy A Hubbard (@pahubb43) April 22, 2017
Trump has pledged to support America’s service members and veterans during his presidency.
“Our veterans have delivered for this nation and now we must deliver for them,” Trump said in a February speech.
During that address to a joint session of Congress, Trump also singled out Carryn Owens, whose husband, Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens had been killed in a January raid on Yemen that Trump had authorized.
“Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity,” Trump said then.
This left me speechless… Obama never did something to make me feel AS PROUD to be American as I feel now after I saw once again who represents me and who leads this country. God bless America and our BRAVE heroes!