Responding to a speech given by Bill Barr, who said coming back to the Justice Department reminded him of hitting the beaches on D-Day, Twitter users lit up President Donald Trump's Attorney General over the highly inappropriate analogy.
"As we've been watching the coverage of June 6, 1944 D-Day, I had the thought that my arrival this time felt a little bit, I think, like jumping into Sainte-Mère-Église on the morning of June 5, trying to figure out where you could land without getting shot," Barr said in his speech which drew the ire of commenters when the video was posted.
As one Twitter user commented, "The galling arrogance of Barr comparing his bureaucratic expansion of executive branch power to the deeds of heroes who died fighting Nazis puts him on par with his boss."
A sampling below:
AG Barr: "As we've been watching the coverage of June 6, 1944 D-Day, I had the thought that my arrival this time fe… https://t.co/wirI5NRbmL— The Hill (@The Hill)1559997900.0
@thehill WHAAAT????— Tejanarusa (@Tejanarusa)1560018901.0
@waltshaub @thehill It is incomprehensible that anyone would be so morally degraded as to suggest legally unfounded… https://t.co/e0n833eBBd— Joseph Robertson (@Joseph Robertson)1560012664.0
@thehill Smug ego maniac who avoids the physical exercise that might clear his head, reminds me of another prominent Republican.— Bradley Clayton Barth ✍️ (@Bradley Clayton Barth ✍️)1560005267.0
@thehill Maybe he should ask Mueller how a real battlefield compares to one without any guns.— Elizabeth Cumer (@Elizabeth Cumer)1560005064.0
@thehill Yeah, just like that.— Michael McKean (@Michael McKean)1560011789.0
@thehill They boarded the planes late on the night of June 5th; by the time most (I believe all) of them had landed… https://t.co/w3ei5AyYVR— Michael Rowand (@Michael Rowand)1560003707.0
@thehill What? The? Fuck? Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with these people?— Pé (@Pé)1560018916.0
@eaarnold47 @thehill I've been toying with the idea that Barr is a bit of a narcissist, too. He's so sure of his extremist stances.— DadaPony, MS, PE (@DadaPony, MS, PE)1560002456.0
@thehill Going out on a limb here and saying no, it felt nothing like that and I can’t believe you actually said th… https://t.co/OnySdmzerL— Caroline Orr Bueno (@Caroline Orr Bueno)1560012623.0
@thehill This is equal parts delusional, arrogant and idiotic.— Elie Honig (@Elie Honig)1560020194.0