Memorial Day is supposed to be a day for Americans to pause, remember, and honor those who gave their lives while serving in our Armed Forces. It was created as a way to honor their service and to respect those who made the greatest sacrifice, so our nation’s values of freedom and liberty could endure.
But not according to President Donald Trump, who may be the first U.S. president to find a way to make this national holiday all about himself.
“Happy Memorial Day!” Trump tweeted Monday morning. “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
It’s doubtful any American soldier fighting for his or her country gave their life so the economy could improve, or so that unemployment cold be lowered.
By contrast, here’s what President Barack Obama tweeted on Memorial Day in 2011:
On this Memorial Day, I call on all Americans to come together to honor the men and women who gave their lives so that we may live free.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 30, 2011
And here’s Obama in 2014:
“Let us never forget their service and always be worthy of the sacrifices made in our name.” —President Obama #MemorialDay
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 26, 2014
Dictionary.com nailed it:
Memorial Day is defined as “a day set aside in most states of the U.S. for observances in memory of dead members of the armed forces of all wars.”
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) May 28, 2018
And here’s how many are responding to Trump’s Memorial Day message:
So in case you were wondering if Trump would make Memorial Day about him https://t.co/Ndrg9TJfrW
— Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) May 28, 2018
Even on Memorial Day when we pay tribute to those who answered the nation’s call and paid the ultimate price, 5-Deferment @realDonaldTrump pays tribute to himself. He should be ashamed, but shame requires a conscience. pic.twitter.com/rr22mh28Ku
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) May 28, 2018
I’m a military veteran who has carried countless caskets in Arlington National Cemetery, and even with this “president”, I cannot believe such a callous, narcissistic thing would be written. #MemorialDay pic.twitter.com/lq7x2oCy0U
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) May 28, 2018
Legit did a double take because I thought this might be from a parody account. Nope. Trump thinks Memorial Day is all about him. pic.twitter.com/J9S1ts8E3S
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 28, 2018
RT if you died for our country and are happy and proud of how well the country is doing. https://t.co/6jxrx77b4b
— Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) May 28, 2018
Nothing says Commander- In- Chief than honoring the fallen talking about yourself https://t.co/NDiIi6yxam
— Lizz “Violent Animal” Winstead (@lizzwinstead) May 28, 2018
“Remember: Memorial Day starts with ME” pic.twitter.com/Oh2F9cHUJx
— Jon Danziger (@jondanziger) May 28, 2018
I am always struck by how fundamentally incapable he is of performing emotion other than anger https://t.co/vxKeeGtBTb
— Quinta Jurecic (not a designated public forum) (@qjurecic) May 28, 2018
the dead soldiers, they’re looking down right now, and they’re very happy because, I think, we just broke some records. Nice! https://t.co/ku8OxoPScS
— Patrick Blanchfield (@PatBlanchfield) May 28, 2018
Classy and poignant tribute to Trump, from Trump, for Memorial Day. https://t.co/DwBxmjN3BU
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) May 28, 2018
What chaps my ass about this is that once again he co-opts somebody else’s sacrifice for his own glory.
This guy has never actually ever done ANYTHING himself. He’s the ultimate parasite. The Tapeworm President. https://t.co/2ZwvdSuUZU
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) May 28, 2018
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Cuomo: There Aren’t Enough Bodyguards to Protect Trump from New Yorkers
New Yorkers President Donald J. Trump and Governor Andrew Cuomo both hail originally from Queens, but there’s no brotherly love where these two are concerned.
Cuomo held an emergency press briefing Wednesday night following Trump’s threat to pull federally allocated funds from “lawless” cities like New York, Seattle, Portland, and Washington, D.C., among others. His briefing occurred within 30-minutes of Trump’s threat.
“He better have an army if he thinks he’s gonna walk down the street in New York,” Cuomo said. “New Yorkers don’t want to have anything to do with him. He can’t have enough bodyguards to walk through New York City, people don’t want to have anything to do with him.”
Cuomo added, “It is more of the same from him. It’s political, it is gratuitous. And it’s illegal. But it is another attempt to kill New York City. President Ford said drop dead. President Trump has been actively trying to kill New York City since he’s been elected.”
He later commented, “He [Trump] was dismissed as a clown in New York City; those who know him best, like him least.”
Cuomo later walked back one of his more aggressive remarks.
“My comment about the president and bodyguards in New York City, all I’m saying is that he is persona non grata in New York City,” he stated. “And I think he knows that. And he’ll never come back to New York, because New Yorkers will never forget how gratuitously mean he has been to New Yorkers and how many times he’s tried to kill the city that gave him his start and birthed him. That’s what I meant about the bodyguards.”
One thing he didn’t take back was this comment: “You want to do something about public safety, try doing your job. One thousand people under your federal leadership are dying currently per day from Covid. You have the worst record on the globe in terms of leadership.”
Cumo also shared these tweets.
Today and always: pic.twitter.com/3R2ibvAhck
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 31, 2020
President Trump has actively sought to punish NYC since day one.
He let COVID ambush New York.
He refuses to provide funds that states and cities MUST receive to recover.
He is not a king. He cannot "defund" NYC.
It's an illegal stunt.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 2, 2020
Trump can't bully New Yorkers. Ever notice those who know him best like him the least? Ask his sister, a former federal judge, who said he's a liar and "you can't trust him." He says he wins NYS. Really? Want to bet?
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 3, 2020
Trump as Commander in Chief lost the Covid war. Now more Americans are dying daily from Covid than in Europe, China and Canada COMBINED.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 4, 2020
Mr. Rogers’ Widow Says If Trump is Re-Elected: ‘I Will Probably Go Into Mourning’
On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that Joanne Rogers, the widow of Presbyterian minister and children’s television personality Mr. Rogers, unloaded furiously on President Donald Trump as he paid a visit to their hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
“I think he’s just a horrible person,” said Rogers. She added that if the president is re-elected in November, “I will probably go into mourning. I can’t even imagine. I would feel so badly.”
“I think maybe the fact that Mr Trump seldom tells the truth,” she added. “If he does, it’s just a fluke, I think. But the fact [is] that I can’t believe anything he says, not even the simplest thing … This man is pathologically ill. Mentally ill.”
In Latrobe on Thursday, Trump aired out a number of his grievances, including denying that his visit to Walter Reed hospital was for a “mini-stroke” and repeating his advice to his supporters to illegally vote twice.
Image via screengrab.
Trump’s Pardon of Susan B. Anthony Met with Laughter on 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment
Susan B. Anthony was arrested in 1872 when she voted – a move that violated the men-only law in place at the time. Now, President Donald Trump says he is going to clear her name because “she was never pardoned.”
The most controversial and morally corrupt president in American history is pardoning a woman he might otherwise have referred to as “nasty,” but it’s because “she got a pardon for a lot of other women and she didn’t put her name on the list.”
Trump signed the proclamation on the morning of August 18, 2020 with his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, by his side.
“It was a monumental victory for equality for justice, and a monumental victory for America,” he said.
Further trying to secure some part of the 2020 vote, Trump announced last week a bill that would create a monument in Washington to honor suffragists like Anthony – and pay tribute to the 19th amendment.
Trump paraded his pardon before embarking on a Tuesday tour of Yuma, Arizona and Cedar Rapids, Iowa to combat this week’s inspiring Democratic National Convention.
And now for some real talk.
They're missing Hillary Clinton right in the center of the picture, but otherwise…yes.
— Susan votes 🌊🇺🇲 (@ElastigirlVotes) August 18, 2020
100 years ago today the #19thAmendment was ratified, finally giving women their right to vote.
— Iche_me! (@iche_me) August 18, 2020
When you accept a pardon you have to admit guilt.
I'm doubtful Susan B. Anthony would have accepted the pardon on those terms.
— Cape Cod Joanna (@GypsyHeartPoet) August 18, 2020
Trump's announcement that he's pardoning Susan B. Anthony is met with laughter pic.twitter.com/ycIFtFtQOQ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 18, 2020
— DD214 (@DD214Veteran) August 18, 2020
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