On Memorial Day, Donald Trump thanked our veterans. To the gals at The View, the President’s expressed gratitude meant nothing.
On Tuesday’s episode, America’s favorite (?) gabfest vilified the Commander-in-Chief, denouncing his posts to social media as “tone deaf.”
Not incidentally, just days ago, the ladies castigated the NFL for its new policy disallowing kneeling during the National Anthem.
Hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar attacked The Donald for pointing out via Twitter the positive state of the country at the moment:
Happy Memorial Day! Those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today. Best economy in decades, lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics EVER (& women in 18years), rebuilding our Military and so much more. Nice!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2018
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: He went on to brag about the economy, unemployment numbers and rebuilding the military. Now, lots of people, including veterans, kind of called it tone deaf.
JOY BEHAR: Duh. First of all, Obama, it’s you know — Obama pulled the U.S out of the Great Recession and the economy has been steadily improving since. So he [Trump] can’t really take credit for anything that he’s done. [Applause] He also inherited low unemployment numbers from Obama. The unemployment rate for blacks and Hispanics declined dramatically under Obama.
Meghan McCain agreed:
“It was so tone deaf and so insulting to every veteran who died.”
Sunny Hostin chimed in, “What is so odd to me is he calls himself sort of this law-and-order president and talks so much about his support of the military and, you know, never talks about the fact that he had these five deferments because of bone spurs in the knee, never served, but then does something like this that is so very tone deaf. He’s making Memorial Day a day about him, about fallen soldiers, when he was never a soldier.”
To be clear, President Trump also told the story of a young boy who lost his military father, and he said this, in a video posted in honor of servicepeople and their sacrifice:
“On this Memorial Day, 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.”
Oh, and there’s this:
"This notion that athletes shouldn’t be speaking out against social injustice is ridiculous." Last year, @Sunny Hostin broke down the national anthem protests and presents her case for supporting athletes' right to knee: https://t.co/E5J1dQe4UA pic.twitter.com/nz2C0Gsgas
— The View (@TheView) May 24, 2018
“Police Aren’t Targeting and Killing Black People” — National Review.
Please check out President Trump’s Memorial Day video in my article from yesterday here.
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