Trump Remembers America's Veterans -- How Does He Measure Up?

Brittany Jacobs, left, watches as her 6-year-old son Christian Jacobs meets President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Monday, May 29, 2017, in Arlington, Va. Jacobs father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, was killed in 2011. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


President Trump posted a video to Twitter this morning to honor those who have given their lives for our freedom.

“On this Memorial Day,” he said, “I know that everybody is remembering the fallen soldiers who’ve paid the ultimate price for our country. And it’s a country we all love.”


Trump went on to tell of his encounter with a six-year-old child named Christian in 2017:

“Last year at Arlington Cemetery, I met a young boy named Christian Jacobs. He was special. He was standing fully in a uniform. His father was a great man to him and he was a great man to me. And Christian was standing over his father’s grave, saluting. It was something I’ll never forget.”

Christian’s father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, died in 2011 during training exercises in California.

Closing, the President offered:

“Arlington is a special place, and our country is a special place. As Americans, we come together to remember our great heroes on this Memorial Day. Thank you.”

Later, Trump threw in a few bragging rights, as well. Hey — no matter what holiday it is, he’s still The Donald.


What do you think about our President’s attitude toward the nation’s military personnel, past and present? How does it compare to Barak Obama’s? Or that of George W. Bush? Let us know in the Comments section below.

Speaking of the Bushes, let’s remember someone else who served their country well: Barbara Bush. She maintained a dignified presence in the White House, and her admirable personality is on full display in my article here.

And don’t beat around the Bush — follow Alex Parker on Twitter today.







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