President Donald Trump is using an event in honor of the winners of the Medal Congress Honor, the nation's most important military honor, to praise his courage for strength, while jokingly showing that his own ego "is not that big" .
"The supreme symbol of American courage," said Trump, praising the 33 winners of the Medal of Honor in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday afternoon.
"It's the ultimate tribute to American value." You are the strongest, the bravest and the best among us. See? My ego is not that big. "
President Donald Trump used an event to pay tribute to the winners of the Congressional of Medal Honor to praise his courage as he joked about his own ego.
The first daughter, Ivanka Trump, attends a reception for the Medal of Honor of the Congress Society
President Donald Trump greets people when he leaves the reception of the Congress Medal of Honor
He added: "I admit it! & # 39; while the people in the room laughed and clapped.
Trump often praises himself as a "very stable genius" and promotes his ability to do incredible business.
In January, he defended his mental aptitude for the position, calling himself a "very stable genius" and "really intelligent".
"Actually, throughout my life, my two most important assets have been mental stability and being really smart," Trump wrote on Twitter after the release of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," by author Michael. Wolff. The book contained several explosive statements, including doubts among Trump's top aides about his mental aptitude for the position.
During the 2016 campaign, Trump published a letter from his doctor saying he would be the "healthiest individual" to serve as president.
Questions arose about the lack of medical details about the 70-year-old.
In July, he tweeted "Wow, the highest poll numbers in the history of the Republican Party. That includes Honest Abe Lincoln and Ronald Reagan.
The polls had not been invented when Abraham Lincoln was president and historians classify Lincoln as the best president in history.
This week, Trump was criticized for claiming the US response. UU In Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria and was an "unrecognized success".
Trump made the comment on Tuesday after being asked what lessons he had learned from the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria.
He said: "The work that FEMA and the police did and everyone did, working together with the governor in Puerto Rico, I think it was tremendous.
"I think Puerto Rico was an incredible and unrecognized success." Texas has been given A-pluses for. Florida has given us A-pluses for.
The death toll in Puerto Rico was 2,975 in the wake of the storm. The island was without electricity for 11 months.
Trump will receive the recipients of Medal of Honor and their families for a reception on Wednesday night in honor of them for their dedication and service to the United States.
President Donald Trump listens to the president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Drew Dix, delivering remarks during a reception for the Medal of Honor of the Congressional Society
Trump's past assertions about himself include that he is a "very stable genius," the "healthiest individual" to be president and more popular than Lincoln.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway attends the White House reception for the winners of the Congress Medal of Honor
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a veteran, arrives at the White House reception for the winners of the Congress Medal of Honor
The president's advisor and her first daughter, Ivanka Trump, listen to comments during a reception of the Congress Medal of Honor
There have been 77 recipients of the medal in the history of the USA. UU
"We love our veterans, I truly believe, even more than before, we respect them very much, there is a completely different spirit in our country, we respect our veterans more than we have respected our veterans," he said. & # 39; We are working very hard on that & # 39;
And although he took the opportunity to praise them, he also took a moment to talk about Hurricane Florence, which is expected to land on Thursday.
& # 39; Residents on the path of these storms must comply with all evacuation orders and other emergency instructions. The protection of life is the highest absolute priority, and that is what we are doing, "he said.