- Sean Barney floored Trump answered vet's gift of Purple Heart: I always wanted Purple Heart. "This was much easier"
- Barney nearly died when shot in neck in Iraq; was awarded Purple Heart: "No one should ever 'want' to get a Purple Heart
- Barney: With his slam of Gold Star parents of slain soldier, Trump shows he lacks character to be commander in chief
Sean Barney is a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Delaware and a combat-wounded Marine and Iraq War veteran. He previously served as policy director to Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and senior aide to Delaware Sen. Tom Carper. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Last Tuesday, a veteran supporter handed Donald Trump a Purple Heart medal. Trump's flippant response: "I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier."