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former President Donald Trump Praised a US service member who was photographed pulling an Afghan child across the wall of Kabul airport Afghanistan Withdrew and brought him on stage at his Saturday rally.

Addressing a crowd of thousands in Perry, Trump said, “We are also honored to be among the Marines who served bravely in Kabul during their return journey and evacuation of children at the airport and airport wall.” helped.” Georgia. “You saw him, he did a great job, Lance Corporal Hunter Ian Clark. Get up here Lance Corporal!”

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Lance Corporal Clark went up to the stage with cheers and the president referred to him as a “beautiful man”.

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“Hey, my name is Lance Corporal Hunter Clark and I’m here from Warner Robbins, Georgia,” Clark said to the crowd. “I’m the guy who dragged the kid up the wall and it’s definitely one of the biggest things I’ve done in my entire life.”

Clark giggled and added, “I just want to thank you all for your support, it really means a lot and I’m happy to be home now.”

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Clark then shook hands with the former president and said, “USA! USA! USA!” left the stage for the slogans. from the crowd.

During his speech, Trump repeatedly called it “the most appalling display of incompetence” by President Biden’s handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

In the front row, Trump left 13 empty seats with roses above them to pay tribute to the 13 US service members who lost their lives during an ISIS-K suicide attack as the military attempted to evacuate.

Trump addressed open seats during his speech.

“In his memory tonight we have 13 empty seats of honor in the front row,” Trump told the cheering crowd. “Our hearts go out to the families of every service member we have lost and I have spoken to so many of them. These are great, great people.”