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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.@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 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.”
So according to @GOPChairwoman the D-Day anniversary is for celebrating … Donald J. Trump. If ever there was evidence that the GOP has become a personality cult, this is it.
Please let her know what you think. And retweet and encourage others to let her know what you think. https://t.co/ussN7PslJj
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 5, 2019
Next she’ll be telling us we should change the name of the country to… Ya know what given her past experience in this area I’m not even going to joke about it. She’s garbage. But y’all know that. https://t.co/Ptbvl6PtpI
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) June 5, 2019
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.
RNC chair Ronna McDaniels just told Fox News that D-Day is about “celebrating our president.” Uh no, it’s about honoring the heroes of World War II. It’s not about honoring the guy who dodged the draft because the war was far away in a place he’d never heard of.
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸 (@aravosis) June 5, 2019
The GOP spokeswoman says the 75th anniversary of D-Day is when we should be "celebrating our president."
Trump avoided the military draft 5 times, banned trans troops from serving, insulted Gold Star parents, and continues to attack a GOP Senator/POW… who died 9 months ago. pic.twitter.com/qExzI9vBFh
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) June 6, 2019
“Celebrating our President” ?
Patriotism isn’t loyalty to the President, it’s love of country. We honor their sacrifice, not a man.
I’ll be damned if I spend the 75th anniversary of D-Day celebrating a draft dodger who disrespects war heroes and beefs with gold star families. https://t.co/A14epuwAU9
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) June 6, 2019