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AWKWARD: Trump “congratulates” American soldier who lost his leg in Afghanistan (Video)

AWKWARD: Trump “congratulates” American soldier who lost his leg in Afghanistan (Video)

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania visited the Walter Reed Medical Center this Saturday to award a Purple Heart to Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos, who was wounded last month in Afghanistan after militants attacked his base in Helmland province.

Barrientos had his right leg amputated as a result of the attack.

Things got a bit awkward with Trump’s congratulatory words to Barrientos, as the US President proceeded to pin the medal on the soldier…

“I heard about this and I wanted to do it myself.”

“Congratulations on behalf of Melania, myself, and the entire nation. Tremendous job.”

CBS News tweeted the video…

Pres. Trump awarded a Purple Heart on Saturday to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan: http://cbsn.ws/2poMDyw

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