Yesterday at his Virginia rally, in an action of extremely poor taste, Donald Trump accepted the Purple Heart Medal from a retired veteran saying, “I always wanted the Purple Heart. This was much easier.”
Really Donald? You always wanted to be injured or killed while fighting in a war? No one EVER says that. And, Trump certainly wasn’t saying it as he avoided the draft for Vietnam not once, not twice, but five times: four for college and the last for heel spurs.
As you can imagine this latest “WTF moment brought to you by the letters D and T” has gone over with actual purple heart recipients and their families like a lead balloon.
Iraq war veteran, United States Marine, and Purple Heart recipient, Will Fischer had a powerful message for Donald Trump. In a video that he posted on the Union Veterans Council, AFL CIO Facebook page he told Trump:
Purple Hearts equal bad days, Donald. And nobody, nobody with one, ever wanted it.”
It’s absolutely appalling that the Republican candidate for President of the United States doesn’t understand that his remarks about always wanting a Purple Heart are insensitive and absurd. This is not a lesson that should have to be taught for someone who has accepted a major party nomination.
Even more so, though, the fact that one of our veterans is having to tell a man wishing to become the Commander-in-Chief that no one “wants” to be injured or killed at war only shows us that Donald Trump is not the right man for the job. He clearly doesn’t understand the gravity of the situation.
President Obama is exactly right. Donald Trump is not fit to be the President of the United States.
Watch Will Fischer give Donald Trump a lesson on being a Purple Heart recipient:
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