President TrumpDonald TrumpBlinken holds first calls as Biden's secretary of State Senators discussing Trump censure resolution Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' MORE presented the Purple Heart to a wounded service member during a visit Saturday to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington.

First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpScorned and mistreated, Melania Trump deserved much better from the media The Hill's Morning Report - Biden takes office, calls for end to 'uncivil war' K Street navigates virtual inauguration week MORE also attended the brief ceremony, where the president pinned the medal on Sgt. First Class Alvaro Barrientos' lapel, according to a pool report.

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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.