D-Day has never been about celebrating one figure, much less putting an emphasis on the accomplishments of one singular American president. But according to Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, that’s exactly what it should be.
At least, that’s how she feels when President Donald Trump is in office.
D-Day, which took place on June 6, 1944, commemorates the occasion when 160,000 Allied troops landed on a heavily fortified, 50-mile stretch of French coastline to fight Nazi German forces, according to the U.S. Army website. Thousands of Allied soldiers were killed or wounded in the ensuing but successful battle, which led the way for Allies on the Western Front to march slowly toward victory in World War II.
McDaniel tried to shift the focus by putting emphasis on Trump instead, using the occasion to criticize the press and others who have stood against Trump over the years.
“[Trump is] your president, too,” McDaniel said on Fox Business Channe’s program Varney & Co. “This is our president. This is our country. We’re celebrating the anniversary, 75 years of D-Day. This is a time where we should be celebrating our President, the great achievements of America.”
McDaniel and the Republican National Committee proudly shared her gushing over the president on the GOP’s official Twitter account.
.@GOPChairwoman: We are celebrating the anniversary, 75 years of D-Day. This is the time where we should be celebrating our President, the great achievements of America, and I don't think the American people like the constant negativity. pic.twitter.com/FpGWbGMuX7
— GOP (@GOP) June 5, 2019
Trump didn’t deserve any criticism whatsoever, McDaniel said. “He’s so positive,” she added, hours after Trump had just spent the night tweeting angry posts toward singer Bette Midler.
Of course, the opinion that the president ought to be celebrated during D-Day commemorations hasn’t always been widely understood, as, again, the occasion isn’t meant to do so. But it may do McDaniel some good to see just how well the current president followed this newly-established standard for his predecessor years before on D-Day.
Obama is, without question, the WORST EVER president. I predict he will now do something really bad and totally stupid to show manhood!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2014
In 2014, Trump tweeted an angry diatribe toward former President Barack Obama, writing that he was, “without question, the WORST EVER president.”
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