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Veterans group criticizes President Trump’s ‘most inappropriate’ Memorial Day message

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President Donald Trump commemorated Memorial Day on Monday with a tweet that only the 45th president would find appropriate.Trump wished everyone a happy Memorial Day before he congratulated himself for his perceived achievements.For any other president, the message would have reflected a new low for the Oval Office. But it’s this type of sentiment and self-flattery that Americans have grown accustomed with Trump. Some people, including the team behind VoteVets, a veterans group dedicated to electing progressive veterans, have chosen not to allow Trump’s depravity to become normalized. The group responded to Trump’s tweet on Monday, calling it the “most inappropriate” and “appalling.”

It wasn’t just the self-serving lip service that provoked outrage on Twitter. It was that Trump was speaking for fallen soldiers to promote his agenda.

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The current president often advertises himself as a fighter for veterans of the military. Yet Trump’s actual track record in this area is far from pristine. The president notoriously disgraced Sen. John McCain for being a prisoner of war. He started a feud with a Muslim family of a slain U.S. soldier, Humayun Saqib Muazzam Khan.

Trump’s latest comment on veterans only proves that Trump’s first and only concern is himself. After Trump’s Memorial Day tweet, the president returned to his normal Monday routine: Tweeting about the investigation into Russia election interference.

For every tweet about Memorial Day, Trump had two tweets about “Spygate” — his new conspiracy theory that delegitimizes the investigation into his campaign. Trump tweeted Monday that former acting Attorney General Sally Yates was “part of concerns” and that the Obama administration took actions that “goes to the heart of our electoral system.”

A normal Monday for the president.

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Trump is completely melting down — here are the 6 craziest tweets he’s made just this morning

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China's decision to slap new tariffs on $75 billion worth of American goods on Friday sent President Donald Trump into a downward mental spiral, as he was reduced to tweeting out unhinged orders and proclamations while the stock market has been plummeting downward.

On Friday morning, the president sent out a string of angry and nonsensical tweets that included attacks on the Chinese government and his own Federal Reserve chairman, as well as bizarre new orders to postal carriers.

Below, we'll recap the six craziest things Trump tweeted on Friday morning alone.

1.) Trump declares his own Federal Reserve chairman to be an "enemy." Trump was very angry that Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell did not immediately order deep interest rate cuts to combat a potential economic downturn, and the president was not shy about denouncing him in very pointed terms.

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George Conway fears Trump is ‘psychologically decompensating before our very eyes’

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President Donald Trump spent Friday morning melting down on Twitter as he watches bad economic news pour in, and conservative attorney George Conway worries he's suffering a mental breakdown.

Economists have been sounding alarms about a possible recession ahead of the 2020 election, and Trump has been alternately insisting things are fine while also trying to lay blame for a downturn at the feet of his political enemies.

Trump snapped at his own Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, who has resisted pressure by the president to lower interest rates, and attacked Chinese leader Xi Jinping over a new round of tariffs in an escalating trade war.

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Fox’s Chris Wallace stunned as ‘flailing’ Trump tries to order around US companies while the stock market plunges

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Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace seemed stunned by a series of angry tweets from Donald Trump on Friday morning, first attacking Fed Chair Jerome Powell for not lowering interest rates than exploding at China over a new round of tariffs.

Speaking with host Sandra Smith, Wallace sat and listened as she read off the president's Twitter complaints about economic events beyond his control, including one telling U.S. companies to take their manufacturing business elsewhere.

"We are just all learning of this at the same time, but the best I can tell, the American president can’t order U.S. companies how they’re going to do their sales and where they’re going to have their supply chains," Wallace lectured. "We have a free-market capitalist system."

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