President Donald Trump would really like us to think that he’s a guardian of the true spirit of the United States or whatever, sharing a number of messages in honor of Memorial Day on his personal Twitter feed this Monday morning. Notably however — as of early afternoon on the East Coast, none of the messages he shared actually included any personal message that he’d taken the time to compose and post. The posts included a video made by Arlington National Cemetery and a photo and video of Trump at the cemetery, which he visited before leaving for Japan, where he is this Monday. That’s all.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2019
The most recent post from the president — a video montage of his time at the cemetery — didn’t even come with any caption or text or speech included in the video. It’s literally just footage of Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and a few other personnel in Arlington. That’s all — but we’re supposed to take Trump as the true representative of American success or something, which in context is absolutely outlandish.
At present, as the United States observes a day in honor of those who’ve lost their lives serving in the Armed Forces, Trump keeps beating the drums of war and freely pushing towards more conflict overseas which could easily mean more loss of life. Although intelligence chiefs from within his own administration told Congress comparatively not very long ago that Iran did not pose the threat Trump claimed, the president has withdrawn the United States from a landmark nuclear deal signed with the country, re-imposed tough sanctions, and most recently, overseen the deployment of additional U.S. military assets to the area and even 1,500 additional troops.
Iran has responded by asserting that they’re capable of countering the U.S. forces overseas, and a concerned United Nations official has asserted the world is the closest to nuclear war it’s been since World War II. A couple of halfhearted Twitter posts won’t change any of this — especially considering that this holiday weekend, Trump’s been plenty active on the platform with other personally composed messages, like even more praise for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
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