It has been a long day full of big love for himself for Donald Trump. After praising his own support for Israel, calling himself the King of that country and “like the second coming of God” (which, ironically, Jews do not believe in), and moving on to calling himself “the chosen one” as it pertains to global trade relations with China, Trump decided to dial it back down at least to human level — but still better than every other American.
During a speech to the 75th annual convention of American Veterans, or AMVETS, Trump singled out one particular service member named Woody Williams, a recipient of the medal of honor, the highest military award available to any American.
“You’re looking good, Woody,” he said to the 1945 recipient of the award. Then Trump launched into what I’m certain he thought were terrific jokes, complete with his own laughter at them, as he grinned and said “I wanted one, but they told me I don’t qualify, Woody. I said, ‘Can I give it to myself anyway?’ They said, ‘I don’t think that’s a good idea.'”
Trump, of course, has never served in any branch of the military, nor as far as anyone knows, done so much as community service.
Williams, on the other hand, has a citation signed by President Harry Truman that reads:
Quick to volunteer his services when our tanks were maneuvering vainly to open a lane for the infantry through the network of reinforced concrete pillboxes, buried mines and black, volcanic sands, Corporal Williams daringly went forward alone to attempt the reduction of devastating machine-gun fire from the unyielding positions. Covered only by four riflemen, he fought desperately for four hours under terrific enemy small-arms fire and repeatedly returned to his own lines to prepare demolition charges and obtain serviced flame throwers, struggling back, frequently to the rear of hostile emplacements, to wipe out one position after another. On one occasion he daringly mounted a pillbox to insert the nozzle of his flame thrower through the air vent, kill the occupants and silence the gun; on another he grimly charged enemy riflemen who attempted to stop him with bayonets and destroyed them with a burst of flame from his weapon.”
The only thing Trump has been quick to volunteer was an autograph.
Watch Trump’s feeble joke here:
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