The Veterans of Foreign Wars rightly views Memorial Day as a "hallowed day" to "pay tribute to our heroic patriots who bravely rose up and fought for something greater than themselves, selflessly laying down their life for freedom," according to the group's website.
On Memorial Day, the VFW asks Americans to pause and reflect on the lives and service of those who made the ultimate sacrifice and the families they left behind.
The Tweeter-in-Chief did pause at 8:58 this morning for a "Happy Memorial Day" tweet, which he then turned into homage to the "accomplishments" of his administration.
The Trump tweet reads: "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!"
Definitely not nice! Sad and disrespectful!
Per usual, Trump made it all about himself rather than the VFW's suggested, "heroic patriots who bravely rose up and fought for something greater than themselves."
After fulfilling his Memorial Day twitter duties, Trump, who received five deferments (heel spurs) from the draft to avoid the possibility of fighting in Vietnam, settled into his daily routine of watching Fox News.
Fox inspired Trump to fire off tweets about the non-existent Spygate and a swipe at Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general whom he fired for her refusal to order the Justice Dept. to defend his ban on refugees and travel from Muslim-dominated countries.
The president then got some fresh air, visiting Arlington National Cemetary to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Trump's campaign website cashed in on Memorial Day by offering supporters a 25 percent discount on MAGA hats and other merchandise.
A special Memorial Day tribute: it required shoppers to use the word "Remember" as the promotional code to get the deal. Voters need to "Remember" Trump's Memorial Day 2018 message when they go to the polls in 2020.