President Donald Trump posted an image of himself along with a message commemorating the anniversary of D-Day, only to be reminded by Americans that our military stormed the beaches of Normandy that day to fight the Nazis.
Trump has repeatedly tried to scapegoat anti-fascists as the blame for looting and violence at mass protests across the country against racial injustice and police brutality. But his attacks rang particular hollow on D-Day, especially when he posted a message to mark the June 6,1944 landing in which thousands of Americans lost their lives fighting fascism.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2020
Americans were outraged. After all, D-Day was all about driving the fascists back to Nazi Germany to free Europe from tyranny. Also, Trump used an image of himself instead of the troops. Twitter users also noted that Trump never served in the military. Let’s also not forget that Trump once called neo-Nazis “very fine people.”
Ya know, D-Day was to fight Nazis. Just saying.
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) June 6, 2020
Donald Trump is a draft dodger who paid a doctor to pretend that he had bone spurs. Let’s not pretend that this guy is Mr. Brave. pic.twitter.com/Wu4Y5waOdH
— Biden War Room (Text UNITED to 30330) (@BidenWarRoom) June 6, 2020
BULLSHIT. Unlike you, these brave soldiers suited up. They served their country. They sacrificed. And they DIED to protect the very Constitution and democracy that you disdain and seek to destroy every day of your miserable COWARDLY dictator-wannabe life… #Trump #DDay #Normandy
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) June 6, 2020
Those who died for us died that we may have the freedoms and rights of the Constitution they swore to uphold. Allow protesters their free speech right to protest police brutality, whether it’s kneeling for the flag and national anthem, or in a march because #BlackLivesMatter.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) June 6, 2020
mister president sir I’m so glad your bone spurs didn’t prevent you from posting this tweet
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) June 6, 2020
D-Day was an ANTIFA operation. They fought fascists.
— Leo Jai™ (@lionheartleojai) June 6, 2020
Shocked I tell you, shocked. To commemorate D Day, Trump selects a photo not of the military but, wait for it, wait…..himself.
— eric larson (@larsoer) June 6, 2020
It’s disgraceful that living World War II veterans have to deal with the embarrassment of being “honored” by a coward who is attacking the very ideals they carried into battle that day to the end of the war. Hopefully, many of them will live long enough so they can be recognized by a real president once again.
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