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Trump Couldn’t Help But Honor Fallen Soldiers By Congratulating Himself On Twitter

President Donald Trump paid tribute to fallen U.S. soldiers in a nearly minute-long video and in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetary on Memorial Day. He also sent out a few tweets, Monday—one of which caught the Internet’s attention, particularly for its self-congratulatory nature.

In it, the President both applauded his administration (taking credit for many already in-progress strides leftover as a result of Obama administration policies) including the current unemployment rate for African-Americans and Hispanics, which he noted was proof of the “best economy in decades,” and he presumed to know what the military men and women who died in service to this country would have thought of the current state of the nation.

Moments later, the President’s Twitter account was back at its usual shenanigans tweeting an onslaught of FoxNews anti-democrat hyperbole about former U.S. President Barack Obama and Trump’s so-called “Spygate” allegations.

After folks got over the initial shock of the presidential tweet…

…they had a LOT to say about the poor taste of the President’s self-aggrandizing tweet this Memorial Day:

There were those who thought he could use a better example of how a President should behave on Memorial Day: 

Or maybe just a good editor:

And some wanted to take a moment to remind us all of Trump’s military service—NOT!

But some just got right to the meat of the matter:

@JerryRo1960 may very well have had the best reminder about what this holiday should represent for Trump (and everyone else for that matter):

H/T: Twitter, Huffington Post, Getty Images

 

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Written by Vanessa Nix Anthony

Vanessa is a freelance-flame-haired-word-ninja-for-hire with a passion for storytelling. Her writing has been featured in The Oregonian, Baltimore Magazine, Oregonlive, KPTV, Metro Parent, and Trulia, among others. She’s the author of the Amazon title, “In Less than a Year,” and her successful Portland-based copywriting agency, The Portland Writer has been helping businesses tell their brand’s unique stories for over a decade. When she’s not writing, cooking, or making magical worlds out of cardboard for her son, Vanessa is hard at work illustrating her forthcoming children’s books or belting out karaoke to favorite 80s or Disney villains tunes. TWITTER: @nessnix, INSTA: @nessnixtony