GOP Chair Gets Called Out For Saying D-Day Anniversary Is for ‘Celebrating Our President’

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GOP Ronna McDaniel went after the media for criticizing the president on his overseas trip on Thursday, claiming that the D-Day anniversary should be for uplifting President Donald Trump.

“We are celebrating the anniversary, 75 years of D-Day,” McDaniel said on Fox Business. “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 this constant negativity. There are times where we should be lifting up our president, especially when he’s overseas.”

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Trump arrived in Normandy Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the historic battle, and many reminded the GOP chairwoman that he was there to remember others, not celebrate himself.

“So according to @GOPChairwoman the D-Day anniversary is for celebrating … Donald J. Trump,” George Conway, lawyer and husband of Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway tweeted. “If ever there was evidence that the GOP has become a personality cult, this is it.”

Many critics pointed out Trump’s contentious history with the military, such as deferring from the Vietnam draft, banning transgender people from serving in the military, insulting the late Senator John McCain for his prisoner of war status, and fighting with the family of a soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Trump joined French President Emmanuel Macron in Normandy to commemorate the battle.

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Ken
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What I can’t understand, for the life of me, is when someone says something good about the president, others jump in and become negative about him. Then when someone says something negative everyone and his or her brother/sister joins in and agrees. While it is true that D-Day is about the soldiers who lived and died in Europe to liberate the occupied peoples from Nazi Germany, it is also true that had it not been for Americans entering the Second World War the outcome may have been very different. It was the Democrats that initiated Isolationism prior to December 7,… Read more »

john crawford
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john crawford

IJR sure has some articles that are anything but independent…. sounds more like salon or something at times.

Jessie Bigley
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He a disgrace to America, too badTrump and his family didn’t stay home and save the taxpayers all that money. We don’t honor him we honor the men and woman who served this country. The new media has the right to call it as it, and the American people have the right to see what an idiot he is.,.

It’s an insult to our military
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It’s an insult to our military

His Presence at any Event It’s an insult to our military

Phoenix
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It was said by Republican chair so it’s totally ok.

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