“Trump says he wanted to give himself Medal of Honor.” So reads the click-grabbing headline on Politico, a typical Perfectionist Progressive website. Outrageous, right? But read on from the body of the report. Underlinings are mine.
“President Donald Trump claimed to laughter on Wednesday that he sought to give himself a Medal of Honor, but decided not to after being counseled against the move by aides. The offhand remark from the president came during his address to the 75th annual national convention of American Veterans, a volunteer-led veterans service organization also known as AMVETS. At the event in Louisville, Kentucky, Trump singled out for praise WWII veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams. ‘Thank you, Woody. You’re looking good, Woody.’ Trump said.
“That was a big day, Medal of Honor. Nothing like the Medal of Honor,” he continued. ‘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.’ Amid scattered chuckles, Trump concluded: ‘Great, great people. These are great, great men and women that get congressional Medal of Honor. Thank you, Woody’.”
Chuckles and laughter, from the audience? How dare they treat his remarks like the joking he obviously intended! It just ruins a perfectly good headline! What is this world coming to when someone has a sense of humor?