President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money 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 TrumpGOP leader's remarks on Fox underscore Trump's power White House orders release of Trump records to Jan. 6 committee Ex-Trump aide sues Grisham over abuse allegations MORE also attended the brief ceremony, where the president pinned the medal on Sgt. First Class Alvaro Barrientos' lapel, according to a pool report.
Trump awards purple heart to Sergeant First Class Alvaro Barrientos who injured in Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/4fnLivwfmA— Shannon Pettypiece (@spettypi) April 22, 2017
"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.