For Trump, Christmas is a busy time of year. There’s a lot of stuff that comes with being president, and making appearances and meeting with a deluge of groups all the time is a major part of it.
Trump is better at this than most, as he seems fairly comfortable mingling with us common folk, especially in comparison to former President Obama. With just a few days until Christmas, Trump paid a visit to some our nation’s heroes who have already lost more than most while fighting on behalf of our nation
As reported at the New York Post, President Donald Trump made a pre-Christmas trip to see wounded service members at Walter Reed National Medical Center, praising them as “some of the bravest people anywhere in the world.”
During his visit, the president awarded the Purple Heart to 1st Lt. Victor Prato of the 127th Airborne Engineer Battalion, who was injured while on patrol in Afghanistan last month.
Prato, 25, of Somers, New York, suffered multiple soft tissue injuries following a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device blast, which cost him his right leg.
“One of the most powerful moments of my life watching @POTUS give the Purple Heart to this American Hero,” wrote press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Twitter, where she posted a photo of Prato. “Amazed by the strength and resilience of the men and women in our Armed Forces.”
After presenting Prato with the award, the president met with many other wounded veterans from all branches of our military. As Trump was leaving the White House to visit the hospital, he was asked by reporters where he was going. He replied, “to say hello to some of the bravest people anywhere in the world.”
“We’re just going to wish them a merry Christmas, a happy New Year,” he said. “We love those people.”
The president first visited the hospital back in April, and that’s when he awarded his first Purple Heart to an Army Sergeant wounded in Afghanistan. And it seems likely that he’ll be making more appearances there in the future.
Trump has shown a deep admiration for our military, and a willingness to trust the judgment of the generals advising him. Seeing the costs of war up close is a very prudent thing for any president to do, as it should be seared into their minds what’s at stake when considering putting our brave men and women in harm’s way.
Source: New York Post