In a somber White House ceremony in July 2017, President Donald Trump draped the Medal of Honor around the neck of James McCloughan, who was credited with saving the lives of 10 men in a brutal, days-long battle in Vietnam. Trump told the former Army medic that “we are in awe of your actions and your bravery.”
On Wednesday, Trump posted a photo of that moment with McCloughan’s image replaced by that of a dog.
“AMERICAN HERO!” Trump tweeted, with the photo of the dog he said ran down Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a Syrian tunnel before Baghdadi killed himself.
The distinctive star of the medal was replaced with a paw print.