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#772288 - 08/06/16 09:00 PM Vet raises money to help Trump follow his dreams
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Vet Raises Money To Help Donald Trump Earn His Own Purple Heart
“Chip in to fly him to the conflict zone of his choosing,” says Cameron Kerr, who got his medal after losing a leg.


WASHINGTON - Donald Trump was thrilled last week when a veteran at a Virginia rally gave him his Purple Heart. “I’ve always wanted to get a Purple Heart,” he said, dangling the medal typically awarded to soldiers wounded or killed while serving in battle. “This was much easier.”

That response didn’t sit right with Cameron Kerr, a Purple Heart recipient based in Virginia. As an Army veteran who lost his leg on the battleground in Afghanistan, Kerr was stunned to see Trump treating the prestigious award like a flashy new toy. He figured if Trump has really always wanted a Purple Heart, he should have to earn it “the old-fashioned way”: by going into a war zone.

So he’s raising money to help give Trump that chance.

“As with seemingly everything else in his life, Mr. Trump got [a Purple Heart] handed to him instead of earning it,” Kerr states on a GoFundMe page he launched Tuesday with the headline “Help Trump Get A Purple Heart.”

“I fully endorse his desire to earn one and would happily oblige his interest in doing so, by being one of the first to chip in to fly him to the conflict zone of his choosing,” Kerr wrote. “After all, you’re never too old to follow your dreams.”

By Friday afternoon, Kerr had raised $6,750. He told The Huffington Post he never expected to raise any money, other than maybe $100 from sympathetic family and friends. Then again, he said he saw a lot of people around him ― including vets he knows who support Trump ― whose “minds were blown” by the way the real estate mogul diminished the Purple Heart.

“It was the actual callousness of him saying, ‘I’ve always wanted one. This is much easier,’” Kerr said. “There was kind of this revulsion of him making light of something people literally have to bleed or die for. Not understanding that gravity.”

Beyond his anger at what was happening, Kerr said his “dark sense of humor” compelled him to create the fundraising site. “To me, it was partially, ‘How do we ridicule this insensitive, callous statement?’”

A Trump spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment.

Trump never served in the military - he deferred the draft five times during the Vietnam War. He’s also facing universal criticism for his attacks on the family of a Muslim American soldier who died in Iraq while protecting his troops. For all his outrageous comments, it’s Trump’s insults directed at a Gold Star family that appear to have crossed a line.

gofundme.com/PH4Trump

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#772289 - 08/06/16 10:25 PM Re: Vet raises money to help Trump follow his dreams [Re: Sherron]
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Well, in all fairness he did have “more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military.”


LOLOLOL

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#772290 - 08/07/16 06:09 AM Re: Vet raises money to help Trump follow his dreams [Re: Redlegg]
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Lets not forget the Five Star family that Killery called Liars...

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#772291 - 08/07/16 03:03 PM Re: Vet raises money to help Trump follow his dreams [Re: Sadie]
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I believe you mean Gold Star family, and yes, Hilary was despicable. When it was Cindy Sheehan, speaking out against Bush, the attitude about Gold Star Mothers/families was this: "But his humanitarianism will remain inhumane as long as he fails to understand that the moral authority of parents who bury children killed in Iraq is absolute.

It remained absolute until Pat Smith spoke up about Hilary, then the responses ranged from a GQ writer who tweeted " “I don’t care how many children Pat Smith lost, I would like to beat her to death,” to Chris Matthews of MSNBC fame who said: "I don't care what that woman up there, the mother, has felt. Her emotions are her own. But for the country in choosing a leader, it's wrong to have someone get up there and tell a lie about Hillary Clinton. It's not true. It's logically not true. I think it's wrong that they ruined their evening with this."

Of course absolute moral authority was restored when Donald Trump spoke about the Kahn family, and it was unprecedented to insult a Gold Star family.

Both candidates acted despicably, but the Pat Smith treatment has been ignored. The families did put themselves out there, and their loss is horrific, but when they agree to get out there, in the mud of the campaign, they do open themselves up to all kinds of attacks. I would hope the candidates themselves would have handled it better, but what can we expect from the candidates who seem to be campaigning on the sole issue of the other one is more dishonest than me.

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#772292 - 08/08/16 09:22 AM Re: Vet raises money to help Trump follow his dreams [Re: Sherron]
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Total bullsh!t. And it MIGHT be believable if the ENTIRE incident was not caught ON FILM< where he stated that it was an HONOR to have someone have that much faith in him, and then invited the gentleman up on the stage to honor him.

Of course, just more of the newsies making a mountain out of a molehill...in order to BLOCK the view to the MOUNTAIN of sh!t Hillary has against her, like fixing an election.
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Why give a "senior" discount, they have had plenty of time to raise the money...

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#772293 - 08/08/16 09:24 AM Re: Vet raises money to help Trump follow his dreams [Re: Redlegg]
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I disagree. Khan got up there and SUPPORTED the woman who voted for the war, and attacked the man who was AGAINST the war. And Trumps response was that their son was a HERO, and that Khan did not KNOW Trump well enough to make the accusations he did. The only ATTACKING was done by Khan.
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Why give a "senior" discount, they have had plenty of time to raise the money...

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#772294 - 08/08/16 12:29 PM Re: Vet raises money to help Trump follow his dreams [Re: gr8Dad]
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Trump was for the war, his 2002 interview with Howard Stern shows that. But those two positions are the exact same ones Hilary has. They were for it, before they were against it. I think now considering no WMD program was found, pretty much everyone says they are against it now.

Kahn did attack, as did Pat Smith, and they were attacked in response.

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#772295 - 08/08/16 10:50 PM Re: Vet raises money to help Trump follow his dreams [Re: Redlegg]
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"Total bullsh!t. And it MIGHT be believable if the ENTIRE incident was not caught ON FILM< where he stated that it was an HONOR to have someone have that much faith in him, and then invited the gentleman up on the stage to honor him."

Oh goodness. "I’ve always wanted to get a Purple Heart. This was much easier." Whatever else he may have said, whatever else followed, he said those words, it's not a matter of being believable, there is no question he said that. Do you not know what those are awarded for, where is the disconnect here that allows you to call this total bull$hit and not believable.

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#772296 - 08/08/16 11:14 PM Re: Vet raises money to help Trump follow his dreams [Re: Sherron]
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"Well, in all fairness he did have “more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military.” "

It is disgusting that someone that ignorant could still be the better of the two candidates. What an arrogant fool to think he knows more than those who have actually done it.

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#772297 - 08/08/16 11:18 PM Re: Vet raises money to help Trump follow his dreams [Re: Sherron]
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"And Trumps response was that their son was a HERO, and that Khan did not KNOW Trump well enough to make the accusations he did. The only ATTACKING was done by Khan. "

Trump said a lot more than that. Do you just ignore anything that does not meet the narrative, is there a special Trump filter you use when getting your information or do you just close your eyes and stick your fingers in your ears.

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