Under 8 years of the Obama presidency, we saw disrespect for our veterans grow in epic proportions. Every single chance he got, Obama would disrespect our very own citizens, all the while defending and protecting foreigners and illegal immigrants like his life depended on it.
Thankfully with President Trump in office, things are going to change. Obama was sure to leave dozens of his former appointees and staff so that they could block President Trump at every turn possible, but even with so many obstacles to overcome, it seems that President Trump has just outdone Obama once more with what he did at Arlington National Cemetery.
Today is Memorial Day—the one day out of the year in which we honor the thousands of men and women who have died defending our rights to freedom of speech. Without them, World War II may very well have been lost, communism may have taken over the globe, and freedom may have not ever even had the chance to exist.
Today, President Trump participated in a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to honor and remember our nations heroes for making the ultimate sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/0HOUH1cFEx
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 28, 2018
…but because of those who have sacrificed their lives, we now live in the greatest country ever to set foot on God’s green earth. President Trump understands this, and he appreciates the sacrifices that our veterans have made for this country. That’s why when he visited Arlington National Cemetery today, he did something that Obama would have never done.
AP News reports:
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump paid a Memorial Day tribute at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, saying he came to “sacred soil” to “honor the lives and deeds of America’s greatest heroes.”
The commander in chief, speaking before an audience of Cabinet members, military leaders, veterans and families assembled in the marble amphitheater near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, said, “We mourn alongside their families and we strive to be worthy of their sacrifice.”
Trump’s somber tone contrasted with a self-promotional tweet earlier Monday in which he said fallen soldiers would be “very proud and happy at how well our country is doing today,” citing the economy and low unemployment.
During his second Memorial Day trip to Arlington as president, Trump laid a wreath at the tomb before making his remarks. He recognized military figures, including Bob Dole, the former senator and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, who served in World War II. And he spoke warmly about a number of military families in attendance, including a young boy named Christian Jacobs, whose father is buried at Arlington.
Trump said the boy showed him his father’s grave last year, calling it “a moment I will always remember.”
Before heading to the hallowed grounds across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital, Trump tweeted that “those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today.”
…and that they would! Our economy is better than it’s ever been, respect for veterans is increasing every day, and thanks to President Trump the traitors in our office are being kicked out by the dozen each day. Without President Trump, this country would be lost—and I stand to salute him on this most patriotic of days.
Last year, President Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery to honor and remember our nations fallen heroes. pic.twitter.com/pQ8AjzvfTi
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 26, 2018