Holding up a Purple Heart, Trump quipped during a rally in Virginia Tuesday that, “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier.” No doubt for those heroic sexual exploits he had bragged about to Howard Stern in 1997.
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who lost both her legs in Iraq and partial use of one arm, got her Purple Heart the hard way, as she pointedly reminded Trump in a tweet Tuesday:
— Tammy Duckworth (@TammyforIL) August 2, 2016
Another Purple Heart recipient, Delaware Democrat and Marine veteran Sean Barney, who got his medal after being shot in the neck by a sniper in 2006, told Trump, “No one should ever ‘want’ one of these.” Barney said Trump’s comments were “flippant and repugnant.”
Because usually, when you get one, you’re not standing on a stage safe as can be, and they’re not something usually awarded to draft dodgers. Tammy Duckworth showed Trump what real sacrifice looks like.
Of course, Trump’s nemesis, Khizr Khan, who lost his son in Iraq in 2004, had something to say about Trump’s accepting a Purple Heart from a supporter as well.
Sure McCain and other Republicans still endorse Trump, but take heart: By a delicious irony, reports suggest the Purple Heart given to Trump was, like all things Trump, a fake.
The man who gave Trump his purple heart told me earlier today, it was a copy of his purple heart.
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) August 2, 2016
Your fake worthiness is rewarded, Donald Trump, by something as phony as you.
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Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.