President Trump took a moment to pause his speech to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday to shake the hand of a Medal of Honor recipient in the crowd.
"Do you mind if I shake hands? I'll interrupt our speech. I want to shake hands with somebody," the president asked when someone alerted him of the decorated military veteran in the crowd, who has not been identified.
WATCH: President Trump shakes hands with a Medal of Honor recipient at a Hispanic Heritage Month event at the White House. pic.twitter.com/qx1sXLMby4— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 6, 2017
After greeting him, the president said, "That's the big deal, thank you."
The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious military award a service member can receive and it is awarded to those who demonstrate acts of valor. The president noted in his speech that 60 Hispanic Americans have been given the award.