Veteran Gives Donald Trump His Purple Heart At A Trump Rally Mike Vance August 4, 2016 News The media has been giving Donald Trump a lot of heat based on accepting a Purple Heart medal from retired Army Lt. Col. Louis Dorfman. A big part of the heat was because he said it was easier to accept the award than it was to be injured in combat. On Wednesday Dorfman went on Fox News and refuted the claims that Trump was ungrateful for the gift. He even said Trump took him backstage and told him what an honor it was. Here is his full statement: He expanded on why he gave the medial to Trump. He, like many other combat veterans, believes Trump will make the best president in a long time. Share on Facebook so people know that it was the media who twisted this story to make Trump look bad.