Sanders witnesses one of ‘most powerful moments’ of her life as Trump meets wounded military hero

On Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump visited the wounded service members being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. White House chief of staff John Kelly accompanied him on the visit.

During the trip, Trump spoke with the military members there, but there was one moment that stood out for White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Calling it “one of the most powerful moments” of her life, Sanders witnessed Trump award a wounded service member with the Purple Heart, the medal reserved for those injured in combat.

“Amazed by the strength and resilience of the men and women in our Armed Forces,” she added.

Trump is not the only member of his administration to visit troops in preparation for the Christmas season. Vice President Mike Pence visited and gave a speech to troops deployed in Afghanistan. “Give yourselves a round of applause. We couldn’t be more proud of every one of you,” he told them.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is also on a trip visiting service members across the United States. He fi rst stop was to talk with troops stationed at U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. ◆