On this Memorial Day, as millions of Americans remember those military service members who’ve fallen to defend our freedoms, Donald Trump took to Twitter to celebrate… himself!
“Happy Memorial Day! Those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today. Best economy in decades, lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics EVER (& women in 18years), rebuilding our Military and so much more. Nice!”
Economy? Do you really think a WWII veteran would rise from the grave to day and ask “How’s the Dow doing?”
Happy Memorial Day! Those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today. Best economy in decades, lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics EVER (& women in 18years), rebuilding our Military and so much more. Nice!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2018
The Twitterverse took note:
A shame watching 5-Deferment @realDonaldTrump transform Decoration Day into Desecration Day. He can’t comprehend a day that’s not all about the glorification of himself. pic.twitter.com/07ziebrFq4
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) May 28, 2018
and this was his tweet to the nation's Veterans this morning. We cannot let this stand #MemorialDay @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/NrEN1HQFIm— Christine Miles 🌄 (@mickeefynn) May 28, 2018
As a Gold Star Widow I take great offense to you saying “ Happy Memorial Day”. My children and I have spent the day grieving for my late husband. Also, why mention the economy in this tweet?
— Amanda (@Amanda9142910) May 28, 2018
Many people question this president, but it’s no small achievement to write the grossest, most inappropriate, most self-flattering Memorial Day message in the history of the US presidency https://t.co/t8JN7JNwdg
— David Frum (@davidfrum) May 28, 2018
#CadetBoneSpurs sure puts the ME in Memorial Day.
— Karen (@NoReGretsky) May 28, 2018
And, in case you were wondering, this is how a president addresses Memorial Day properly:
We can never truly repay the debt we owe our fallen heroes. But we can remember them, honor their sacrifice, and affirm in our own lives those enduring ideals of justice, equality, and opportunity for which generations of Americans have given that last full measure of devotion. pic.twitter.com/pRxwmaMClL
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 28, 2018
This Memorial Day, I hope you’ll join me in acts of remembrance. The debt we owe our fallen heroes is one we can never truly repay.
— President Obama (@POTUS44) May 30, 2016