ARLINGTON, Virginia (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau)- Speaking at a campaign rally in Virginia, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump caught the ire of many war veterans and their families by saying, “A man came up to me and handed me his Purple Heart… I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier.”
The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed while serving with the U.S. military.
Immediately, the Trump campaign sought to do some damage control by issuing a clarifying statement that said what Trump meant to say was “Purple Rain.”
Apparently, the GOP presidential nominee who has never served in the U.S. military, is an avid fan of the late Prince, and that he had always wanted to get a signed copy of the singer’s “Purple Rain” album.