The following is actually just one of the six or seven reasons that #25thAmendmentNow is currently trending at #1.
President Trump joked Wednesday that he wanted to award himself with the Medal of Honor but was told that he didn’t “qualify” by advisers.
Trump made the remarks while recognizing Medal of Honor recipient and World War II veteran Woody Williams during a speech in Kentucky to AMVETS at the organization’s 75th annual convention. “That was a big day, Medal of Honor,” he continued.
“Nothing like the Medal of Honor. 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 added as the crowd laughed.
President Trump jokes with Medal of Honor recipient Marine Corps Cpl. Hershel “Woody” Williams while speaking at the American Veterans convention: “There’s nothing like the Medal of Honor. I wanted one but they told me I don’t qualify, Woody.” https://t.co/AfEIFrfeM5 pic.twitter.com/m7gqQcH5d8
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 21, 2019
— The Onion (@TheOnion) August 20, 2019
Trump, who got draft deferments to avoid Vietnam service, on the Medal of Honor, with a smile: “I wanted one but they told me I don’t qualify. I said could I give it to myself anyway? They said I don’t think that’s a good idea.”
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 21, 2019
I’m sure that if Obama joked about giving himself a Medal of Honor, Fox “News” hosts would have been super chill about it. https://t.co/546BR8U7lc
— Miranda Yaver (@mirandayaver) August 21, 2019
“Can I give myself the Medal of Honor?” – Donald Trump, at AMVETS, seeming to forget that he actively avoided military service
— VoteVets (@votevets) August 21, 2019