For some reason, President Donald Trump’s extended family tagged along on his trip to the United Kingdom this week, despite Eric and Donald Jr. having no actual official role in government. Thursday morning eastern U.S. time, Eric took to Twitter to tout his field trip, posting about a trip to the location of the Allies’ D-Day invasion during World War II on the 75th anniversary of the paradigm-shattering event.
‘It was truly a life changing experience to be at Omaha Beach in Normandy France on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The bravery and sacrifice of these men is something America and the world will never forget.’
It was truly a life changing experience to be at Omaha Beach in Normandy France on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The bravery and sacrifice of these men is something America and the world will never forget. #DDay75 #WWII #OmahaBeach pic.twitter.com/7yrawGMDGg
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) June 6, 2019
Eric isn’t the only Trump to have visited the actual site of the D-Day invasion. President Trump participated in a commemoration ceremony on the grounds with French President Emmanuel Macron, who together “honored numerous living veterans of the D-Day invasion, bestowing some with the French Legion of Honor medal,” as CBS summarizes.
Like Eric, Donald touted the sacrifice of those who stormed the beaches on D-Day as something laying the groundwork for modern freedom, the very same freedom that the Trump administration continues to steamroll over.
While attempting to cast himself as a world leader on par with those originally involved in directing the D-Day invasions and those today who protect the institutions that it helped spark, Trump in reality continues to shred international cooperation and even democracy. He has lambasted the European Union, saying the United Kingdom should just walk away from the political coalition, and he has repeatedly floated the idea of withdrawing the United States from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a security alliance that those opposed to the West — meaning Russian President Vladimir Putin — would love to see crumble.
In other words, the Trumps acting like they’re in any way in any position to speak about the cooperation in the name of democracy that allowed for D-Day and its effects to unfold is absolutely outlandish — especially as the Trumps use their government-associated time overseas for outings like a pub crawl in Ireland, which Eric defended as them just “trying to have a good time.”
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