Over the weekend, President Donald Trump sent media heads spinning when he bucked all of their expectations surrounding his plans. Rather than hit the golf course as the press expected, he spent his day off doing something totally selfless, though deeply deserving of his attention.
Western Journalism reported:
President Donald Trump upended liberal media speculation that he would be playing golf Saturday by instead making a surprise trip to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., alongside his wife, first lady Melania Trump.
While at the facility, the president reportedly bestowed a Purple Heart award — given in the name of the president to military members wounded or killed while serving — to patient Sgt. First Class Alvaro Barrientos, whose leg was recently amputated below the knee due to injuries he suffered in battle last month.
“When I heard about this, I wanted to do it myself,” Trump said during a ceremony for Barrientos in the hospital’s atrium. “Congratulations. Tremendous.” He then kissed Barrientos’ wife before pinning the medal to the wheelchair-bound sergeant’s shirt. Afterward, he reportedly met privately with a dozen additional service members for approximately 90 minutes.
Despite all of this, those on the left still found a reason to fault Trump, with liberals on Twitter remarking that “Congratulations” was the wrong sentiment to express to a wounded veteran. “You don’t congratulate a soldier for being wounded,” complained one user. “You thank them for their service, dedication and sacrifice.” However, there can be no greater honor than to sacrifice for one’s country, and then to be congratulated by the president for your bravery – something few on the left know anything about.
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
This president has his priorities straight, unlike his predecessor, who would have scoffed at the idea of honoring a war hero instead of spending his weekend on some upscale golf course.