A veteran gave Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump a Purple Heart medal before his Tuesday morning rally in Ashburn, Virginia, prompting Trump to comment that “this was much easier” than earning it himself.
The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces when they have been wounded or killed in war.
Trump told the audience during his rally that “something very nice just happened to me. A man came up to me and he handed me his Purple Heart.”
As the audience aahed, Trump continued: “I said to him, ‘Is that like the real one or is that a copy? And he said, ‘That’s my real Purple Heart. I have such confidence in you.’”