Memorial Day is a federal holiday to remember the people who died while serving in the United States armed forces.
But for Donald Trump, it’s a day for those dead people to recognize him. And since these people can’t speak, he spoke for them.
“Those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today,” he wrote.
He concluded his tweet about a solemn day of remembrance with: “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
Twitter responded with snark.
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
Others made the point more seriously.
As a Gold Star Widow I take great offense to you saying “ Happy Memorial Day”. My children and I have spent the day grieving for my late husband. Also, why mention the economy in this tweet?
— Amanda (@Amanda9142910) May 28, 2018
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) May 28, 2018
— Christine Miles 🌄 (@mickeefynn) May 28, 2018
I live next to a cemetery. Families are walking down our street gathering for the Memorial Day ceremony. Children are quiet, adults are somber. I have not heard one exclamation of "Happy Memorial Day!" I have not heard one mention of the economy. Your words today shame us all. pic.twitter.com/5ID8ZcLMTW
— Mad Momma C (@MadMommaC) May 28, 2018
One Twitter user got right to the point.
My grandfather who fought in WW1, 4 uncles who fought in WW2, 3 of those same uncles were in Korea. 6 cousins were in Vietnam and 2 in desert Storm. Now I have 3 nephews in service. I #Resist because what they fought for is being destroyed.
— Carroll S. Jones (@ICarrollJ) May 28, 2018