President Donald Trump and his lovely wife Melania made a special trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on Saturday, April 22. Now, liberals are in an uproar over what Trump did there, but conservatives couldn’t be happier.
According to The Gateway Pundit, President Trump and the First Lady made a special trip to the military hospital to pay a visit to wounded soldiers, one of whom Trump awarded a purple heart. Army Sergeant 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos, who lost part of his right leg in combat on March 17th, in Afghanistan, was photographed with President Trump as he received his purple heart.
“When I heard about this and I wanted to do it myself,” Trump said before pinning Barrientos’ medal to his chest. According to Daily Mail, this was Trump’s first visit to a military hospital. Barrientos received the purple heart as he sat in a hospital wheelchair with his wife Tammy beside him.
The Army Sergeant was injured on March 17th, in Afghanistan when an Afghan soldier opened fire inside a base in Helmand province and wounded three soldiers. Trump kissed Barrientos’ wife before he pinned the purple heart on her heroic husband.
Aside from Barrientos, Trump had planned to privately meet with about a dozen other service members who are also receiving medical attention at Walter Reed. Trump tweeted, “Seeing our bravest and greatest American.”
Liberals everywhere are outraged, trying to lob every possible argument at Trump for meeting with Barrientos. The left cannot stomach the fact that some presidents have class and are genuinely concerned about our beloved military men and woman.
Some accuse Trump of just using this brave soldier as a photo opportunity. I don’t believe that for a minute. The real problem is that the left cannot wrap their heads around the fact that Trump genuinely cares about American soldiers and considers it his duty to support and honor them.
I’m onboard with Trump, no amount of liberal whining should ever negate going and honoring our fallen or injured soldiers. They need to know we are behind them one-hundred percent. It is such a contrast to the Obama administration which focused on the LGBT agenda within our military and constantly demonstrated a lack of respect for our fighting men and women.
Liberals lack logic, so this kind of gesture on Donald Trump’s part will always be misunderstood. It is so funny that in Barack Obama’s final days in office, he held ceremonies to give medals to his political hacks and even orchestrated an embarrassing self-serving ceremony where he was awarded a medal as well. Thank God, Obama’s days in office are over and Trump is setting a better example for future generations.