This week, on the anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Europe by the Allies during World War II, President Joe Biden did not formally acknowledge the occasion. Sure, Biden’s late son Beau was a veteran, and sure, the president has repeatedly publicly asserted his fervent support for service members to the point of repeatedly ending official remarks with a plea for God to “protect our troops,” but at a Monday press conference, Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy had the gall to question Biden’s treatment of the D-Day observance, as though the president somehow isn’t supportive enough of the nation’s Armed Forces. Press Secretary Jen Psaki adeptly put Doocy in his place.
On Monday, Doocy asked as follows:
‘Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump all commemorated D-Day anniversaries on D-Day, on the D-Day anniversary — why didn’t President Biden?’
Psaki replied with the following:
‘Well I can tell you that certainly his value for the role that the men who served on D-Day, and the memory of them, [and] the families who have kept their memories alive over the course of years on this day is something the president has spoke to many, many times in the past. It’s close to his heart. And I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s more we would have to say on it.’
In other words — Psaki pointed out that even implying that the president has, in any remotely systematic way, stayed quiet when it comes to honoring members of the military is not reflective of reality. Check out the exchange below:
Peter Doocy is on it pic.twitter.com/M9GgkqyYR5
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 7, 2021
Fox appears to remain committed to their long-apparent aim of posing attempted “Gotcha!” questions to the Biden administration. Meanwhile, Americans continue to grapple with serious real-world issues that Biden and Democrats in Congress are trying to address, and those real-world issues do not include whether a president known for his support of the military is supportive enough. Although he denied the allegation, former President Trump was reported to have referred to fallen service members as “suckers” and “losers,” so maybe Fox ought to look into that if they’re so concerned.