Army Awards Purple Hearts To Soldiers Whose Injuries Were Minimized By Donald Trump

Rachel Maddow updates the story of injured American soldiers being shut out of applying for Purple Hearts despite being injured in an Iranian missile attack while Donald Trump denigrated their injuries, with new reporting that the Army has agreed to award Purple Hearts to 39 of those soldiers. 
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  1. CL Wil on December 10, 2021 at 10:15 am

    This is absolutely sad folks….

  2. Michael Kramer on December 10, 2021 at 10:15 am

    we NEED to ELIMANATE that type of goverment VOTE THEM ALL OUT tje entire G O P

  3. LeAnn Thomas on December 10, 2021 at 10:17 am


  4. Justin Gilmore on December 10, 2021 at 10:18 am

    oh man, it wouldve been great to invite trump to speak at the purple heart ceremony

  5. Robert Woodhouse on December 10, 2021 at 10:21 am

    Coming from the mouth of the evil wench that told us russian bounties were paid also. Let’s go Rachel

  6. P C on December 10, 2021 at 10:23 am

    The former President was a gross individual. I’d say pass it along.. but everyone already knows this.

  7. GoGreen1977 on December 10, 2021 at 10:23 am

    I’m sure Trump supporters/apologists will claim this is all "fake news!" Of course, Trump will say it first.

  8. Chris on December 10, 2021 at 10:24 am

    How about reporting about Biden? He’s making news now that can be criticized

  9. Donna McDonald on December 10, 2021 at 10:24 am

    There news outlet report it then Europe news outlet pick up on it then 5 day later our news cover it ? why is it our news outlet is so late in cover news in Europe.

  10. Greg Brady on December 10, 2021 at 10:24 am

    They don’t look injured to me..

  11. Rick OBrien on December 10, 2021 at 10:25 am

    For the coward whose daddy paid a doctor to say that he had bone spurs so he wouldn’t have to serve in Vietnam ,and DENY those that DID serve and were wounded , is one of his lowest blows . (and he’s got more than all of the 44 that came before him) .

  12. evan doe on December 10, 2021 at 10:26 am

    Did anyone notice that Biden said nothing about the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor?

  13. squeaky dragon on December 10, 2021 at 10:29 am

    Tylenol wasn’t going to fix that. They earned those 💜s….

  14. Brendapaws on December 10, 2021 at 10:29 am

    Trump never had bone spurs. His dad paid a dr. to fake Trump’s medical records so he didn’t have to serve.

  15. IMACLOWN LOCKMEUP on December 10, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Meanwhile, Trump doesn’t even remember which drawer he carelessly tossed in the purple heart that was given to him, early in his "presidency", by an elderly veteran.

  16. Mark Campbell on December 10, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Big brother is right and Big brother is watching you. If big brother is wrong we have to rewrite the history so big brother is right.

  17. sanibel2008 on December 10, 2021 at 10:32 am

    proud this was taken care of. They deserve it

  18. Janet Mitchell on December 10, 2021 at 10:32 am

    This is sinply one more example of why trump was and is a despicable human. I am a daughter, wife, and ,mother of military personnel. I would never support this disgusting human.

  19. Dave Schmidt on December 10, 2021 at 10:36 am

    You all think the president has a say over PHs??? I’ve got buddies that were denied CIBs since they were attached to Seal teams, but all us with ODAs were approved. It’s the brass that makes the call. My squad leader ate part of a wall when an RPG hit it, no PH. Are we blaming Obama since it happened under his watch?

  20. sexy ass on December 10, 2021 at 10:36 am

    They should have never even been asked to submit paperwork for a purple heart it automatically should have been given. But Donald Trump also denied that putin had bountys on American troops.

  21. mwmnmwm on December 10, 2021 at 10:37 am

    not surprised at all really.. but DISTURBED to hear that our soldiers had to hear from COWARDLY LEADERSHIP in their own ranks to be quiet and take what get and shut up,,, NAME THOSE COWARDS AND REMOVE THEM FROM OUR MILITARY ASAP.

  22. Sandra Nunes on December 10, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Trump lied about the soldiers not injured at all only having headaches.
    He’s Such A LIAR.
    Lies coming from ex President Trump who Never served the Army…

  23. David Wirsh on December 10, 2021 at 10:39 am

    Is it a surprise to anyone that the orange turd would lie again?

  24. Flock of One on December 10, 2021 at 10:41 am

    Yet he has tremendous support from the military.

  25. Margaret Terry on December 10, 2021 at 10:41 am

    But dummy mtg wants to give the killer rittenhouse a purple heart go figure

  26. toag on December 10, 2021 at 10:43 am

    still weird that the actual medal they receive was made in the 1940’s. THe USa made a half million purple heart medals in advance of the planned invasion of the Japanese home Islands. They’ve been handing them out from that supply ever since… they have over 100,000 left

  27. Free Shrugs :/ on December 10, 2021 at 10:44 am

    Thank you president Biden for recognizing these brave servicemen that trump refused to acknowledge

  28. dino saurus on December 10, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Make America Great Again. Really? Surely that’s a rude joke to those servicemen and women who should have been awarded purple hearts.

  29. BettiRaige on December 10, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Oh Thank God.

  30. Ben Jaminon on December 10, 2021 at 10:51 am


  31. Terry Petersen on December 10, 2021 at 10:51 am

    As a veteran through personal experience can tell you "Support Our Troops" is nothing more than a campaign ad for Republicans and most Demoncrats in office.

  32. Walt Snow on December 10, 2021 at 10:54 am

    And old Trumpty Dumpty said all they got were ”headaches” !! Don’t ya just love him to DEATH ?

  33. evan doe on December 10, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Fake news!

  34. Owen Oulton on December 10, 2021 at 10:57 am

    But of course they’re just "losers" whose Daddies weren’t rich enough to buy them deferments for fake bone spurs…

  35. p TV on December 10, 2021 at 10:58 am

    I pity anyone concerned about the authentic sentiment of anyone’s comments, that are always the polar opposite of how they are meant to be perceived. As anyone one whom would think that disgraced army Sargent Jeffrey Mack, whom has been involved in a grift , conspiratory leverage campaign for the purpose of supporting predatory based illicit enterprise… is a hero/patriotic , and place them in charge of this illicit nonsense ,is just silly dilly.

  36. downhilltwofour00 on December 10, 2021 at 11:00 am

    At ths point, anyone who still supports D. Trump is seriously compromised. I think there has never been a President who turned his back on the military the way The Blond monster has done….EVER!!!

  37. mary jones on December 10, 2021 at 11:00 am

    brilliantly said and shown, ty dr maddow. about doggone time!!! and since when do politics decide when soldiers receive medals and awards that they have earned?!!! oh yeah, since t**** and his gqp…

  38. TeachinTV on December 10, 2021 at 11:01 am

    How much do you want to bet that this story is completely ignored by Fox News, OAN, Newsmax…? Unless ex-President Trump spins it so that he DID something to support "veterans" including "his" generals.

  39. John Penley on December 10, 2021 at 11:01 am

    We’re going to make our military so strong, so powerful. That nobody, nobody, is going to mess with us, that, I can tell you. We’re going to take care of our vets. They are forgotten people. They’ve been the forgotten people. And we’re taking care of our vets.

    Donald Trump

  40. Celia Graham on December 10, 2021 at 11:01 am

    Finally. Lies can be eventually fixed with honesty.

  41. Roger Prado on December 10, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Problem is,,, trump never served. The draft dodger has no concept of "service above self". His MO is "serve myself".

  42. john roche on December 10, 2021 at 11:03 am

    The amazing thing is he couldn’t be drafted because of bone spurs? But these heroes who volunteered have headaches,?what a true coward trump is .

  43. Marla on December 10, 2021 at 11:04 am


  44. Jodine White on December 10, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Thanks President Biden
    Great job

  45. John Breymann on December 10, 2021 at 11:05 am

    Guess the Commander In Chief (POS Trump) needed to look good with another lie backed up? Impossible task.

  46. Edwin Nakamura on December 10, 2021 at 11:06 am

    Should be another lawsuit against homie…….total disgrace denying PH!! The military brass should also be ashamed of obeying this corrupter-in-chief!!

  47. Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman on December 10, 2021 at 11:06 am

    You guys need to start including Maddow’s name in the titles so I know not to click on her videos.

  48. Nancy Ross on December 10, 2021 at 11:07 am

    For whatever reason? Oh please. The reason was that the attack was in retaliation for Trump to take out one of their top military men, a thoroughly disgusting man, but, like all things Trump, a stupid move that caused Iran to start rebuilding their nuclear capabilities. If Trump had awarded the purple heart, he would have had to admit he was responsible for their injuries. Trump isn’t able to take the responsibility for anything negative. So, their injuries had to be insignificant.

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