This Memorial Day tells us a lot about our choices in 2016 and reveals once again how lucky we all are that Hillary Clinton is not president.
President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, the First Lady Melania Trump, and Second Lady Karen Pence weren’t going to let the pandemic stop them from honoring our military dead on Memorial Day.
They all went to Arlington National Cemetery, attending the solemn ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, standing socially distanced on the steps.
President Trump also spoke at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, near where Francis Scott Key wrote the poem that became “The Star-Spangled Banner,” commemorating the flag during the War of 1812.
This was symbolic of the effort to reopen and return to some semblance of normality while still being conscious of not spreading the virus.
But the Baltimore Mayor said he should have stayed home and “set a positive example” and not pursued “nonessential travel.”
From Fox News:
“The brave men and women who have preserved our freedoms for generations did not stay home and the president will not either as he honors their sacrifice by visiting such a historic landmark in our nation’s history,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement Sunday.
Meanwhile, what was Hillary Clinton doing? Sitting at home.
Do you notice anything missing in her Memorial Day tweet?
No recognition of the nature of the holiday. Instead, on Memorial Day, of all days, rather than honoring our military dead, she posts a laughing picture and honors New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo whose state executive order may have led to deaths of thousands in nursing homes, likely including many veterans. Cuomo sent over 4500 virus patients into nursing homes, with now over 5800 nursing home patients dead as a result. Talk about tone-deaf, to completely ignore or not care about the burgeoning scandal or the dead New Yorkers.