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9.45pm BST

Donald Trump has presented Staff Sgt. David Bellavia with the medal of honor, marking the first time a living veteran of the Iraq war has received the American military’s highest award for valour.

The award was given to Staff Sgt. Bellavia for actions taken during Operation Iraqi Freedom during combat in November 2004.

8.39pm BST

Some more comments from Trump’s appearance today have come through from the pool report. They relate in particular to Iran.

Q: “Do you have an exit strategy for Iran, if war does break out?”

Trump: “You’re not going to need an exit strategy. I don’t do exit strategies.”

And from earlier:

Q: “What message did you want to send to [Iran]?”

Trump: “There is no message. You know what, I’ll tell you what the message is: When they’re ready … let isn’t know. When they’re ready, they’ll let us know.”

Q: “Ready to negotiate?”

Trump: “Ready to do whatever. Doesn’t make a difference. Whatever they want to do, I’m ready.”

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Source: theguardian