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Thursday, August 22, 2019

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. 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.

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Well, he has ceded Syria to Putin and allowed ISIS to surge in Iraq.

Give the man a wide, medal festooned sash, shades, and a too-tall cap like banana republic generals wear.

#1 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-08-22 06:50 AM | Reply

Fat Nixon is like school in summertime.

No class.

That is why the deplorables love him.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-08-22 07:12 AM | Reply

Luckily the Metal of Honer is determined by a committee in congress. The first MoH were awarded during the Civil War. Believe it or not some awarded that Metal have had their awards removed. Some of the awards have been dubious. But the vast majority of those who have received this honer in the last 120 years earned it. About 75% of those who receive this award are done post-humorously, (after they are dead).

#3 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-08-22 08:17 AM | Reply

Notice to all libs..... It's a joke. Get it?

#4 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-08-22 11:24 AM | Reply

It's a joke. Get it?

#4 | Posted by Sniper

I'm sure that the room full of actual war veterans, at least one of whom was a real hero and Medal of Honor recipient, appreciated his 'joke'.

Can you imagine the apoplectic outrage that we would have heard from the media, BOTH right and left, if Obama had 'joked' about something like this?

OCU

#5 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-08-22 11:37 AM | Reply

#4

They have no clue, obviously.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-22 11:42 AM | Reply

#5

Whataboutism noted.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-22 11:43 AM | Reply

Trump is a joke. Get it?

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-22 11:45 AM | Reply

Whataboutism noted.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter

Perhaps, but that doesn't diminish the validity of the statement.

OCU

#9 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-08-22 12:10 PM | Reply

As a Metal of Honer recipient said to us, this thing is harder to wear than to earn. It is a felony crime nationally to claim one has been awarded this hunk of 14 caret gold when they haven't been awarded it. I have meet several MoH recipients. They are just guys, most wished they were never awarded the thing, or been in a situation that led to their actions that distinguished them. There is no formula to create heroes. I was always surprised by the individuals who fell apart and those who seemed to have an inexhaustible amount of courage in a desperate situation.

#10 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-08-22 12:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

As far as Trump's statement, it's like the guy who would like to win any honer, without all the pain and work involved.

#11 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-08-22 12:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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