- Jul 11, 2007
Trump recalled a chapter from his presidency when he flew to Iraq on Air Force One to assess the battle against ISIS, and he spoke of how they had to dim the lights on the plane to avoid detection. Trump kept on expressing concern that he couldn’t see the runway, and he recalled “I told my wife how brave I was.” In the end, the landing went fine, so Trump said he asked “how did I do, Captain? Wasn’t I brave? I didn’t think you were gonna land.”
“In fact,” Trump went on, “as president, I wanted to give myself the Congressional Medal of Honor but they wouldn’t let me do it. I’ve always wanted that, but they wouldn’t let me do it. They said that would be inappropriate.” The Medal of Honor is awarded to servicemen in the armed forces who distinguish themselves by going beyond the call of duty and risking their own lives to advance America’s military operations.
Trump Complains That He Couldn’t Give Himself the ‘Congressional Medal of Honor’: ‘They Wouldn’t Let Me Do It’
Former PresidentDonald Trump whined that he couldn't give himself the Medal of Honor, America's highest award to recognize valor in military combat.