Trump wishes everyone Happy Memorial Day, says soldiers who ‘died for our great country’ would be proud of his accomplishments

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  • President Donald Trump wished everyone a happy Memorial Day on Monday and said soldiers who died for the country would be “very happy and proud” of “how well our country is doing today.”
  • Shortly after he sent the tweet, Trump faced blowback from critics who accused him of using Memorial Day – which commemorates military servicemembers who died in the line of duty – to focus on himself.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to wish everyone a happy Memorial Day and added that soldiers who died in the line of duty would be proud of his accomplishments.

“Happy Memorial Day!” Trump tweeted. “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!”

Shortly after he sent the tweet, Trump caught significant blowback from Twitter users, journalists, and public figures who pointed out what they characterized as the president’s tendency to focus the spotlight on himself.

The president is slated to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia later on Monday morning.