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Trump Interrupts Speech to Shake Hand of Medal of Honor Winner

The president was attending an event marking Hispanic Heritage Month at the White House.

President Trump interrupted a speech at a luncheon celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday so that he could shake the hand of a Medal of Honor recipient in the crowd.

Trump noted that 61 Hispanics had received the Medal of Honor before members of the crowd indicated that one of those recipients was in the crowd.

The president then descended from the podium to shake the hand of the American hero.

“The Medal of Honor – that’s the big deal. Thank you for being here. We appreciate it,” he said as he pumped his fist.