Barack Obama Shares Impactful Reminder Of The Sacrifices Behind Memorial Day


On Monday — Memorial Day, former President Barack Obama shared a message on social media looking back on his time in office and reflecting on the day.

“One of the greatest honors of my life was the privilege of serving as commander-in-chief, and with pride also came sometimes heartbreak and loss,” wrote the former president online. “And the sober recognition of the sacrifices that so many Americans and their families have made to preserve our freedom. On Memorial Day, we honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We owe them so much, and their memories will never be forgotten.”

About 15 minutes after the above post came a Memorial Day-slanted rant from Obama’s immediate successor, Donald Trump.

“Happy Memorial Day to All, including the Human Scum that is working so hard to destroy our Once Great Country, & to the Radical Left, Trump Hating Federal Judge in New York that presided over, get this, TWO separate trials, that awarded a woman, who I never met before (a quick handshake at a celebrity event, 25 years ago, doesn’t count!), 91 MILLION DOLLARS for “DEFAMATION,”” Trump complained on Truth Social, referring to the outcomes so far of litigation alleging defamation — and more — from writer E. Jean Carroll, who accused the ex-president of sexual assault.

The defamation allegation stemmed from Trump’s antagonistic responses to Carroll’s story.

Obama seems likely to once again engage in campaigning in the lead-up to this year’s presidential election, in which Trump is expected to face incumbent President Joe Biden for a second time. Obama appeared on the campaign trail on Democrats’ behalf in the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections, in which Democrats flouted some expectations and managed to actually expand their Senate majority while keeping the new Republican majority in the House rather slim. The party also scored significant wins at the state level, including governorships on ballots in the Midwest.