Just days after a protester hurled a tomato at Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s head during a campaign event in Iowa, it looks as though despite criminal charges being filed against him, he’s being hailed a hero by the rest of the nation. So much so, in fact, that President Obama is giving the man who threw the fruit a medal of appreciation.
Free Wood Post was able to snag a copy of the president’s remarks before the ceremony that is set to be held a week from Tuesday:
“We gather here today to celebrate a man. A man who had the courage to stand up for what he believes in. And while I don’t condone violence on any level, we need to recognize the promise we all keep as Americans — to point out hate where it stands, and no one is a bigger representation of hate than that of Donald Trump. So today we honor this man who threw the tomato. He is a champion of all of America. Thank you, sir. Thank you. God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.”
Another ceremony will be set for the following day to celebrate the work of the fallen tomato.
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