Memorial Day is a day we remember the fallen. It is a day we remember the American's who fought to keep
our country safe. Donald Trump doesn't get that. He thinks it's a day to be "Happy."
Somehow, Donald Trump turns memorial day into a day about him - about his supposed accomplishments.
This is a tweet about Trump masquerading as a tweet about Memorial Day. The remembrance of those who
fell in service to the country is used here by Trump as simply a launching pad to tout accomplishments during his first 16 months in office.
Anyone -- and I mean ANYONE -- who Trump ran that tweet by before sending it would tell him that it sounds incredibly self-serving,
far too focused on himself and what he's done as opposed to what today means for the country.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to recuse himself in the Russia probe? "Very unfair to the President," Trump told The New York Times last summer.
Me, I, me. I did this. I deserve credit. This is unfair to me. Soldiers fought and died so I could make the unemployment rate better. And so on.
Trump's total lack of understanding of how past presidents have prioritized the collective good of the country over their own personal aggrandizement or self -promotion represents one of the most consequential breaks with history embodied in Trump.
Trump is the "me" President, not the "we" President. And that is a profound change in how politicians -- Democrats and Republicans -- have conceived of the office they hold.
Trump is the textbook definition of a narcissist.
In constrast, here's what former President Barack Obama said via Twitter on Memorial Day: "We can never truly repay the debt we owe our fallen heroes.
But we can remember them, honor their sacrifice, and affirm in our own lives those enduring ideals of justice, equality,
and opportunity for which generations of Americans have given that last full measure of devotion."
What is often not mentioned about Memorial Day is that every war we have fought has been a war agaisnt the Satanic Illuminati beginning
with the Revolutionary War. In the Civil War we fought the Illuminati Masons who wanted to keep the slave trade going.
WWI we fought the illuminati Germans. WWII we fought the illuminati Nazis. In Vietnam and Korea we fought the
The only wars that we have not fought against the illuminati have happened post 2000, when the illuminati
took over our government fully with George W Bush. The illuminati
never ending war in the middle east in order to kill poor Americans and mame them. The illuminati wanted to destabalize
Our allies against the Soviets in the 1980s were the Mujahadeen in Afganistan.
These were the same people who are now called the Taliban who attacked after 9/11 even though they had nothing to do with 9/11.
As has been proven over and over again, the Saudis flew the planes. The Saudis carried out 9/11 like the Japs carried out Pearl Harbor.
Osama bin Laden was in Pakistan not Afganistan. Meanwhile, Pakistan was supposed to be our ally while they were hiding him from
The illuminati were able to use their control
of America to create a never ending evil war in the middle east that has only brought Americans grief and death.
Donald Trump played a major role in getting us into the never ending war in the Middle East by helping to organize 911
with the Saudis. Donald Trump supplied the blue prints that allowed the Saudis to destroy the twin towers. Donald was made president
on 11/9 - November 9th. This was no acccident. The only reasons Donald was allowed to run for President is because he helped
Donald Trump dodged serving
in Vietnam 5 times. His illuminati doctor claimed he had "bone spurs" and couldn't serve.
There are alot of rich GOP illuminati scum who dodged the draft in Vietnam. Every single person in this picture dodged the draft and they
now all spout off war-mongering illumianti propaganda. Rush Limbaugh, Ted Nugent and Dick Cheney all dodged the draft and now come off like they
were Rambo. Romney dodged the draft too.
There are still 300,000 American POWs from Vietnam being held in North Korea. The average age of soldiers fighting in Vietnam was 18.
The draft targeted the youth because the illuminati were trying to destroy the hippy youth movement by sending them all to war to
die. Those young soldiers are now in their 70s but many are still alive. They are being kept in North Korea which is why North Korea has
been shut off from the world by the Japanese controlled illumiinati.
Monsanto who created Agent Orange still has not been punished for their evil. Agent Orange wasn't just about destroying Vietnam
and killing the Vietnamese - it was also designed to murder American Soldiers. The repercussions of war-time actions in Vietnam
are still being felt, more than four decades later, as the decedents of those brave men and women battle health issues
related to a frightening ghost of their ancestor's past: Agent Orange.
In total, the U.S. sprayed more than 20 million gallons of various
herbicides over Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos from 1961 to 1971. However, according to the EPA, Monstanto's Agent Orange, which contains the poisonous chemical dioxin, was the most commonly used. And among those who were lucky enough to survive the trenches of Vietnam, the health issues – now generations later – have been a living nightmare. Agent Orange is linked to serious health issues including cancers, severe psychological and neurological problems, and birth defects, both among the Vietnamese people and the men and women of the U.S. military.
Dioxinis highly toxic (even in minute doses) andaccumulates in fatty tissue. Thus, fish, birds and other animals have kept Agent Orange chemical
compounds in their bodies for years - as well as continue to eat from the lands and waterways that were directly doused
in Monstanto's Agent Orange. Because of this, most human exposure to these lethal carcinogens is now via foods.
Despite little coverage of Monsanto's Agent Orange for decades, its deadly effects have impacted the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of those who interacted with the chemical. And that's just in the U.S. military. Those who lost their lives or faced grave physical and mental repercussions of Agent Orange include State Department officials, soldiers from countries like Australia and visitors who spent stints in the region due to war-time obligations. Additionally, more than 4 million Vietnamese citizens were subjected to Agent Orange exposure.
Veterans are still dying from Agent Orange.
The VA is also not helping a lot of veterans deal with health problems created by Agent Orange. They still refuse to accept a connection between
Agent Orange and Throat Cancer even though they've long admited that Agent Orange causes other sorts of cancers.
Many vets think the VA's refusal to give esophageal cancer a blanket recognition is because the agency is less than enthused about the costs of adding more of them to the list.
Although the 2016 study said the link between Agent Orange exposure and esophageal cancer was "inadequate or insufficient," the report did still acknowledge research that
suggested a connection between the two. The report included information from studies published in 2013 and 2014 that focused on Korean veterans of the Vietnam
War (South Korea sent around 300,000 troops to the fight alongside the United States.)
The studies' authors found that veterans with a higher rate of exposure to Agent Orange were 2.49 times
more likely to develop esophageal cancer than those with lower levels of exposure.
Until the late 1980s, the federal government claimed that the connection between the defoliant and the diseases veterans were developing was questionable at best.
But then Navy Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, who had personally ordered the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam, delivered a report to the VA in 1990 arguing that the chemical was dangerous to everyone exposed to it — and that the government knew of the risks as far back as the 1960s. Zumwalt's son, also named Elmo, died of lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease in 1988. The admiral believed these illnesses were the result of his son's exposure to the defoliant during his time as a patrol boat lieutenant in Vietnam from June 1969 to August 1970.
The National Veterans Legal Services Program has been working on Agent Orange cases since its founding in 1980, said Bart Stichman, the group's executive director. In 1986, the group helped bring the case of Beverly Nehmer, the widow of a veteran who died of an Agent Orange-related disease, to court in what later became a class action suit on behalf of all Vietnam veterans.
Nehmer v. Department of Veterans Affairs, which was resolved with a consent decree in 1991, forced the VA to address its responsibilities to veterans exposed to Agent Orange. Under the terms of the decree, the VA must re-hear cases it has previously denied if the veteran's disease is later added to the list of those officially recognized as stemming from Agent Orange exposure.
Since the Nehmer case, the VA has paid out more than $5 billion in retroactive decisions, according to Stichman. That high cost is why many veterans advocates think the government has been so resistant to adding more diseases to the list.