Trump criticized for ‘tone-deaf’ Memorial Day tweet

Many have slammed the commander in chief for a social media post that was more about glorifying himself than honoring fallen military personnel.

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When a brand manager posts a leaden tweet, it’s a PR blunder.

When the commander in chief tweets something “tone deaf”—especially on Memorial Day—there’s national outrage.

On Monday, President Donald Trump tweeted a video in which he talked about a 7-year-old boy whose father had died during military training exercises:


— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2018

The video’s story—which Trump later shared in his address at Arlington National Cemetery, concluded with the following message: “As Americans, we come together to remember our great heroes on this Memorial Day.”

Roughly two hours later, Trump tweeted:

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