Trump: ‘I Always Wanted to Get the Purple Heart’

After receiving a Purple Heart medal from one of his supporters during a campaign rally in Ashburn, Virginia, GOP candidate Donald Trump remarked: “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier.” The Purple Heart is the decoration awarded to those killed or wounded while serving in the U.S. military. Donald Trump never served in the military—he received student and medical deferments during the Vietnam War, only to later remark that sleeping around was his own “personal Vietnam.”

“Trump did not get the Purple Heart, and there’s no ‘easy way’ to get it,” a spokesman for the Military Order of the Purple Heart told CBS News.