On Thursday, Trump awarded Medals of Valor to the five first responders who came to the aid of members of Congress after a gunman opened fire at the congressional baseball practice.
“These officers saved the lives of every innocent person on the field that day,” Trump said in the East Room of the White House. He called the men and woman “American heroes” for their actions. So far, he’s acting really presidential honoring these people who risked their lives to help the congressmen.
And he almost got through an entire event without doing something inappropriate. While giving Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner, who was wounded by the attacker, her medal, Trump whispered something in her ear and then tried to kiss her. Griner made sure the kiss landed on her cheek.
Imagine if Obama kissed a Medal of Valor recipient-Trump should be impeached for this-Where’s outrage from GOP? SAD! https://t.co/Swzdu2KNN7
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) July 27, 2017
The internet collectively cringed.
I threw up in my mouth a little just watching this. ?
— Melanie Jane (@mjprestarri) July 27, 2017
— Pitta772 (@Pitta772) July 27, 2017
I think her expression says it all. “Chief Sexual Assaulter in Charge” violates yet another woman ??
— InYrDreemz Art (@InYrDreemz) July 27, 2017
You can tell from her expression she knows it’s coming and it’s grossing her out, BIGLY!
— politicaddict (@politicaddictio) July 27, 2017
I saw this live. I was disgusted. Total lack of respect for this 1st responder. He would never kiss a man, nor did he!
— Ann Barbe (@boysx2_ann) July 27, 2017
She was HATING IT TOO!
The look on her face walking away said it all!
— People V. Trump (@Not45Th) July 27, 2017
And why might she look like she is hating the entire ceremony? It’s not only the kiss. Griner is a lesbian and member of the LGBTQ community. Trump just labeled transgendered soldiers as a “financial burden” to the military and decided they couldn’t serve their country. Not only that, Trump’s justice department claimed that Title VII doesn’t extend to gay rights.
Today Trump called Griner a hero. Tomorrow, he might be kicking her off the police force.