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Donald Trump tweets Memorial Day message that’s all about himself

At least he didn't mention the 'haters and losers.'


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on May 28, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 2:50 pm CDT

It’s Memorial Day, so naturally, the U.S. president tweeted out a heartfelt message honoring those who have been lost in service to the country. But Donald Trump is still the president, so on Monday, he injected self-praise into his supposedly unifying message.

Then, he almost immediately pivoted to what he was watching on Fox News.

Trump wrote in three tweets:

“The President deserves some answers.” @FoxNews in discussing “SPYGATE.”


“Sally Yates is part of concerns people have raised about bias in the Justice Dept. I find her actions to be really quite unbelievable.” Jonathan Turley


“We now find out that the Obama Administration put the opposing campaigns presidential candidate, or his campaign, under investigation. That raises legitimate questions. I just find this really odd…this goes to the heart of our electoral system.” Jonathan Turley on @FoxNews.

People mocked Trump for his self-reverential tweet on the patriotic day.

Former President Barack Obama, meanwhile, tweeted a photo of himself standing at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

This isn’t the first time Trump has used a holiday Twitter message to praise himself or bash his enemies.

On Independence Day last year, Trump tweeted a video of a choir singing a creepy MAGA song. In 2015, he tweeted a Memorial Day greeting to all the “haters and losers.” He did the same on 9/11 in 2013, and he gave himself credit last year for people saying “Merry Christmas.”

As of this writing, Trump during the three-day weekend has tweeted thrice about Memorial Day, once about North Korea, and nine times about the Russia investigation. He also denied the existence of a White House source, but that was immediately proved to be a lie when reporters revealed the name of the source and audio from the background briefing.

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*First Published: May 28, 2018, 12:29 pm CDT