Melania’s Phony Online Troop Tribute Greeted With Well-Deserved Backlash

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Despite the continued detrimental ramifications of their policies for millions of Americans, the Trump team would still like us to think that everything is getting along just fine. This Monday, First Lady Melania Trump posted a message in honor of Memorial Day to Twitter, but commenters quickly jumped in pointing out the reality of the situation, which includes that her husband, President Donald Trump, has routinely derided U.S. military service and its foundation.

She shared:

‘We honor our Nation’s fallen heroes today. Our prayers remain with all those deployed overseas and to the families supporting their loved ones from home.’

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She conveniently left out the part of the story where just in recent days, President Trump authorized a new deployment of some 1,500 troops to the Middle East in the face of rising tensions with Iran that he is largely responsible for fanning. He’s the one who withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal despite his administration’s intelligence chiefs insisting that Iran did not pose the threat Trump claimed, and he’s the one who, in the time since, has gone so far that he threatened to wipe the country off the face of the earth. That’s not exactly someone who can expect to turn around and tout the supposed sanctity of protecting America’s troops and be taken seriously — and their closest associates can’t either.

Notably enough, what Melania did offer on Twitter whether or not she even composed it herself in the first place is more than her husband — the president of the United States — was willing to make time for on Memorial Day. Although he freely tweeted accusations of treason at his political enemies, all he did in regards to the holiday was repost a couple of videos and post an image, two out of three of which were just footage of himself visiting Arlington National Cemetery before he left for Japan. In other words, when the time presented itself for Trump to make some kind of stand in defense of American patriotism, all he did was again resort to his egotism.

Check out Twitter’s response to Melania below…

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