President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South Korea leader: North Korea agrees to take steps toward denuclearization Graham calls handling of Kavanaugh allegations 'a drive-by shooting' MORE presented the Purple Heart to a wounded service member during a visit Saturday to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington.

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"When I heard about this I wanted to do it myself," Trump said before taking a picture with Barrientos and his wife Tammy. "Congratulations. Tremendous."

Barrientos was wounded during a deployment in Afghanistan, and was awarded the Purple Heart for the injuries he sustained, a White House official said.