President Donald Trump tweeted out a proclamation on POW/MIA Recognition Day, and other social media users instantly reminded him that he'd repeatedly slurred service members.
The president issued the proclamation Friday to honor service members who'd been captured or gone missing during combat, although he publicly insulted Sen. John McCain for serving as a prisoner and reportedly doesn't believe missing service members are worth finding.
"On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, The @FLOTUS and I honor the men & women of our Armed Forces who have selflessly served our Country & made tremendous sacrifices to defend our liberty," Trump tweeted. "Our Nation remains committed to accounting for all missing Americans."
On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, The @FLOTUS and I honor the men & women of our Armed Forces who have selflessl… https://t.co/NjCiz9fO6n— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1600451089.0
Other Twitter users swiftly called him out.
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS You literally said you liked soldiers who weren't captured.— Dr. Miranda Yaver (@Dr. Miranda Yaver)1600451156.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS 100% that he did not write nor send this tweet.— eric larson (@eric larson)1600451238.0
@realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse @FLOTUS Literally one week ago (on 9/11 no less) you ordered the removal of the POW-MI… https://t.co/EtdcthjVdZ— Michael Drake (@Michael Drake)1600451498.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Who took your spot in Vietnam? Did they survive? Were they captured?— Henrynathanmia (@Henrynathanmia)1600451329.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS I'm sure they're grateful for your support, Cadet Bonespurs.— 𝕷𝖎𝖛𝖊, 𝖑𝖆𝖚𝖌𝖍, 𝖑𝖔𝖆𝖙𝖍𝖊. (@𝕷𝖎𝖛𝖊, 𝖑𝖆𝖚𝖌𝖍, 𝖑𝖔𝖆𝖙𝖍𝖊.)1600451532.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Trump: "I like people who weren't captured." https://t.co/0AnRedMM2K— Matt Sarge (@Matt Sarge)1600451348.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Oh please. https://t.co/g6gDonQryB— Teresa Smith (@Teresa Smith)1600451173.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t… https://t.co/E82DQqcJ0L— E. Rabelo🌊🌊🌊 (@E. Rabelo🌊🌊🌊)1600451335.0