President Donald Trump on Monday sent out a message commemorating Memorial Day by saying that dead American soldiers would loved his presidency.
“Happy Memorial Day!” the president wrote on Twitter. “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!”
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
Trump’s decision to make Memorial Day a tribute to himself, rather than simply focusing on men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country, drew a sharp backlash from many Twitter users — check out some of the responses below.
tfw when the president uses the ultimate sacrifice of American soldiers to promote himself https://t.co/ZcZsZtpQqQ
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) May 28, 2018
So in case you were wondering if Trump would make Memorial Day about him https://t.co/Ndrg9TJfrW
— Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) 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
Everything doesn’t have to be about you and your Presidency.. make this day about our service members!
— Ryan Hill (@RyanHillMI) May 28, 2018
Those who died fighting Hitler would not be happy to know a man who kept Hitler's speeches bedside is attempting to subvert the Constitution. NO WAY
— UNITE & FIGHT (@stopthenutjob) May 28, 2018
go back to sleep you draft dodger
— Rob Bass (@robbass0) May 28, 2018
You sure know how to ruin a holiday
— David Shuttleworth (@SunnyrainBeats) May 28, 2018
Trump has a long history of making holidays about him, but this might be the first time he has spoken for dead people. pic.twitter.com/Fww6moxHwB
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) May 28, 2018