‘All About Him’: Trump’s Memorial Day Message Bombs on Twitter


Lifelong civilian President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday for Memorial Day, and it didn’t go well. As a general rule, none of Trump’s tweets are well-received, but on this day, this particular tweet was especially poorly received. The critics’ consensus: he made it about him, not the fallen.

In 1984, President Reagan’s remarks at Arlington National Cemetery described succinctly what today is about.

Memorial Day is a day of ceremonies and speeches. Throughout America today, we honor the dead of our wars. We recall their valor and their sacrifices. We remember they gave their lives so that others might live.

In his Twitter “tribute”, Trump was more inwardly focused.

That message was not well-received, by folks including those on the left, right, and center.

Mediaite and Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah ties this to a bigger question. One the GOP faces a lot.

MSNBC’s Josh Barro had perhaps the most devastating reply.

While National Review‘s Jonah Goldberg summed up exactly what any Republican who watches the President’s Twitter must have been thinking.

Here is Trump in 2015:

And this is Trump during the campaign.

This is his from last year.

By way of comparison, here is President Obama’s tweet from 2016:

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