Obama’s viral Memorial Day message is an absolute must-read

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This morning, America was forced to endure perhaps the most self-important tweet in the history of the presidency from Trump, in which he perverted this day of remembrance to promote his own “accomplishments.”

The president’s Memorial Day statement is not only glaringly tone-deaf – using “happy” to describe the solemn holiday as if it’s a birthday celebration – but shamefully self-serving.

Former President Barack Obama, per usual, struck a different tone. His message is sympathetic, articulate, and selfless— and come in stark contrast to the current occupant of the Oval Office.

Obama has a long history of displaying the utmost respect for those who have fought and died for this country, as evidenced by this quiet interaction between him and the sister of a fallen soldier.

Obama’s powerful words are an important reminder that there are still those who value the ideals on which this country was founded and the sacrifices that people have made to defend it.

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