It’s difficult to discern whether the Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee was acting out of ignorance or sycophancy when she made an appearance on Fox Business this morning to complain about the media coverage of President Trump’s latest overseas jaunt.
One would think that Rona McDaniel believes that the “D” in D-Day stood for Donald by the way that she urged Americans to use the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the launch of that pivotal World War II Allied invasion of Normandy to “celebrate” Trump.
.@GOPChairwoman: We are celebrating the anniversary, 75 years of D-Day. This is the time where we should be celebrating our President, the great achievements of America, and I don't think the American people like the constant negativity. pic.twitter.com/FpGWbGMuX7
— GOP (@GOP) June 5, 2019
Given President Trump’s noted penchant for narcissism, there is a chance that McDaniel’s suggestion to redefine the purpose of the anniversary came from the ego-driven president himself, but only the RNC chairwoman can definitively determine her motivations in making such a ludicrous statement.
While she is correct that the American people dislike constant negativity, it is Trump’s own constant bellyaching related to his persecution complex and his vicious attacks on anyone who dares to point out his ignorance, incompetence, and criminality that are the source of the negativity that we despise.
As one would expect, McDaniel’s practically sacrilegious demeaning of the solemn remembrance of D-Day inspired a deluge of snarky Twitter responses to her partisan plea.
Here are some of the most choice responses:
The last president that D-Day was about was Eisenhower. Come on now.
— TheWalburgWonder (@thewalurgwonder) June 5, 2019
I thought this was a joke at first. Do you really think bone spurs should be celebrated on the anniversary of D-Day?
— lvgambler 123 v. 2.0 (@lvgeric) June 5, 2019
This is where I would normally ask something like "What color is the sky in your reality?",
— Tim Barnett (@codebanger) June 5, 2019
Know what this American doesn't like? The constant lying and grifting ( last time I checked Normandy wasn't in Ireland nor did the Allies launch from there) ; the hateful policies, the racist statements that come out of his mouth.
— Portia McGonagal of Winterfell (@PortiaMcGonagal) June 5, 2019
This is probably not the response that McDaniel expected to receive on the RNC’s Twitter feed, with nary a positive comment on her post to be found.
It looks like America is determined to use the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the decisive Normandy invasion to honor the brave people it was meant to honor, not to bestow stolen glory on a man too cowardly to serve his country himself.
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Original reporting by David Moy at HuffPost.