On Tuesday, Donald Trump caused controversy with his most recent bout of mouth-diarrhea when he accepted the gift of a Purple Heart from a veteran and said, "I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier." Well, that statement obviously struck a chord with veterans who actually put their lives on the line and earned the Purple Heart, including Congresswoman and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth.
Duckworth lost both of her legs and damaged her right arm when she sustained severe combat injuries in her time as a US Army helicopter pilot during the Iraq War. Her sentiments were echoed by many living veterans and military families of deceased soldiers who were given the Purple Heart on behalf of a family member who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Trump was also criticized for not politely refusing the Purple Heart when it was offered to him as a gift, which is customary for American politicians who respect what it takes to earn the medal. But this is what we have now come expect from the man who decides to publicly feud with the parents of a deceased American soldier. Check in with us presumably later today to read about the next wacky thing Trump is saying. This is normal now!