President Donald Trump tweeted solemn memories of the sacrifices of American troops in honor of Memorial Day from Japan, after a weekend trip where potential new military conflicts emerged and a rival radiated his own avoidance of military service.
The president tweeted a picture of himself with his head bowed while participating in a ceremony of laying a wreath on a day when the nation mourned troops who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Just before his trip to Japan, the president visited the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, which took him abroad during the national holiday. While there, Trump toasts Emperor Naruhito in Japan and participated in a six-course dinner at a state banquet in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
President Donald Trump sent two colors from Memorial Day from Japan
Trump also tweeted an image with the caption: & # 39; LAND OF THE BRAVE FREEWAY & # 39;
Trump also tweeted a Hollywood-like video with images from grave sites in Arlington, supported by solemn music.
& # 39; Before they & # 39 ;, said a caption. & # 39; On this day we remember our beloved sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, spouses, friends and neighbors. Patriots who served. & # 39; The video then showed a woman, children and a member of staff who put flags on grave sites in the holy cemetery.
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The solemn video contained an orchestral soundtrack and called for honoring those who served and were sacrificed
Trump also tweeted an image of himself participating in a wreath ceremony
Trumps message to the nation came on a journey where he again attacked his political enemies and asked why the Democrats would want to accuse him.
The day before, GOP representative Adam Kinzinger interviewed Trump's tweet that former vice president Joe Biden as & # 39; low IQ & # 39; person had attacked and supported North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un's decision to launch a rocket launch.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit Arlington National Cemetery for their annual Flags In ceremony, Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Arlington, Virginia.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger destroyed Trump for his statements about Biden and Kim Jong-un
Maj. Adam Kinzinger is about to read The Meritorious Service Medal Award Package during a ceremony at Truax Field, Madison, Wis., March 5, 2016. Kinzinger received the award for various mission achievements. Kinzinger said the comments from Trump & # 39; just wrong & # 39; goods
& # 39; It's Memorial Day Weekend and you have a chance at Biden while praising a dictator. This is just wrong, & tweet Kinzinger, an Air National Guard pilot.
Trump tweeted on Saturday: & # 39; North Korea has fired some small weapons, which has disturbed some of my people and others, but not me. I am confident that President Kim will keep his promise to me, and also smiled when he called Swampman Joe Biden an IQ person with a low IQ and worse. Maybe that sends me a signal? & # 39;
The statements made by Trump in honor of the sacrifices of soldiers and women are in line with his role as supreme commander. On Sunday, however, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg Trump & Vietnam's accused Vietnam era of avoiding military service through medical delay.
& # 39; To every reasonable observer, the President has found a way to falsify a disabled status, to use his privileged status to serve, & # 39; said Buttigieg, who served in Afghanistan, at ABC & # 39; s & # 39; This Week. & # 39;
& # 39; You have someone who thinks it is good to let someone go to a deadly war in his place and who is willing to present himself as disabled, & # 39; he remarked.
He added: & # 39; That is an attack on the honor of this country. & # 39;
The mayor of South Bend, Ind., Has also struck Trump for considering pardon for various US military members accused or convicted of war crimes.
& # 39; The idea that sending war turns you into a murderer is exactly the kind of thing that those of us who have served have been trying to defeat more than a generation, & # 39; said Buttigieg.
"For a president, especially a president who has never served, to say that he will come in and override that system of military justice, it undermines the foundations, legal and moral, of this country. Frankly, his idea is that being sent to fight automatically makes you a sort of war criminal, a slander against veterans who could only come from someone who has never served, & he said.
Trump & # 39; s campaign also issued a Memorial Day statement.
& # 39; Words are never enough to express the gratitude we have for those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation and our liberties. That is why on this Memorial Day we join the rest of America to pray, remember that we are grateful for those who died while serving in the US armed forces – with salutes, placing flowers on graves and a million other commemorative acts , & # 39; said the campaign statement.
& # 39; As President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump did at Arlington National Cemetery before they left on their trip to Japan, at Team Trump today we will stand in unity with the rest of America with solemn respect and appreciation for our cases heroes – those women and men who, as President Lincoln remarked so aptly, "gave the last complete degree of dedication."
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