What an immense embarrassment … to himself, to the USA, but mostly to the fallen dead. Trump the Dump has crossed so many lines we’ve all lost count, but this … this takes the cake. He is a national, no, an international disgrace.
Today is Armistice Day. But instead of honoring those who fought and died for America, Trump has cancelled his visit to Belleau, the American war cemetery in Normandy. Why? Because it’s raining!
Trump has not only dishonored all veterans and active duty, he has dishonored our flag. The same flag he accuses others of dishonoring by kneeling during the National Anthem. No one who has ever kneeled during the National Anthem disgraced our country, our flag and most importantly our military personnel like Trump has done today. Not even close.
This is the same man who mocked Hillary Clinton for fainting after she stood through a long memorial service when she had flu?
It’s incredible that a president would travel to France for this significant anniversary — and then remain in his hotel room watching TV rather than pay in person his respects to the Americans who gave their lives in France for the victory gained 100 years ago.
Make America Great Again. Indeed! And this from an individual who has never served in the military, thanks to a string of deferments that enabled him to avoid the draft during the Vietnam War.
The cemetery has 2,288 gravesites honoring those who died. The names of 1,060 more Americans who went missing and whose bodies were not recovered are engraved on the walls of the site.
Here’s the link to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Normandy, France –
And here’s a résumé of the day’s events in Monday’s The Guardian –