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    The US president praised the US servicemen who earned their Purple Hearts, saying that he’s forever grateful for their "devotion to duty and love of country."

    As people across the United States observe Purple Heart Day, an annual event that commemorates the creation of the military award, US President Donald Trump moved to congratulate its recipients in his trademark style – via Twitter.

    "These American Patriots represent the unyielding and unmatched strength and determination of the US Armed Forces", the president wrote.

    ​The full version of the presidential message, the link to which was posted in the tweet, featured a recollection of the award’s history, with Trump stating that both he and his wife Melania were "forever grateful" for its recipients’ "devotion to duty and love of country."

    Some social media users seemed to appreciate the president’s message…

    …but the tweet also attracted its share of Trump detractors.

    The tweet arrived as Trump moved to visit the sites of deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that rocked the country over the weekend.


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