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 d… https://t.co/6lz4VyzLqH— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1527512287.0
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 (@Michael Cohen)1527512693.0
So in case you were wondering if Trump would make Memorial Day about him https://t.co/Ndrg9TJfrW— Spencer Ackerman (@Spencer Ackerman)1527512572.0
Many people question this president, but it’s no small achievement to write the grossest, most inappropriate, most… https://t.co/l99ifIW2Dd— David Frum (@David Frum)1527512454.0
@realDonaldTrump Those who died fighting Hitler would not be happy to know a man who kept Hitler's speeches bedside… https://t.co/qIK4WNWpoH— Stevens (@Stevens)1527512331.0
@realDonaldTrump You sure know how to ruin a holiday— Lord David Shuttleworth II (@Lord David Shuttleworth II)1527512353.0
Trump has a long history of making holidays about him, but this might be the first time he has spoken for dead peop… https://t.co/2oZBKJgqjE— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1527513505.0