Trump's D-Day speech leaked


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By:  john-russell  •  last year  •  31 comments

Trump's D-Day speech leaked


President Donald J Trump address on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day. Jun 6, 2019  (Omaha Beach, Normandy France. )

" Good morning , 75 years ago today, American soldiers,  many of them wonderful people, really outstanding people, landed here at Omaha Beach, and our great military, and which the previous president Obama had let fall apart, but I built back up to the strongest in the world, 75 years ago our wonderful American troops came here and paid a great price to take this beach. It was sad, very sad. My military is so strong that , if I had been president on D Day, we wouldnt have had any causalities on Omaha Beach, we just would have come in with great strength and the enemy would have surrendered, probably. Some people tell me that is exactly what would have happened. We'll never know for sure, but I have been told by important people that this is what would have happened. 

75 years ago America wasnt as strong as it is today. Our generals werent as good then as my generals are now. Most of the generals today say that they have never seen a president be as strong as I am. And our economy. Greatest in our history, because of my leadership and the tax cuts and the tariffs. Hitler could have been stopped with some good strong tariffs but no one wanted to do it. Now we have them and there will never be another Hitler because I am changing that.  I have appointed Ivanka , my beautiful, wonderful daughter to work on making sure there are no more Hitlers. 

Looking out over these beaches where there was so much blood 75 years ago, I see a different future for this beautiful seashore.  I see hotels on this beach, and casinos. Because of the tourists who like to come here , France could make a lot of money to help pay for the upkeep of the D Day cemeteries, our dead Americans deserve the best and if they built up the beachfront real estate everyone could make money. And it would be a beautiful thing. 

Oh, one more thing. George Patton is my favorite general , and I am happy to be here on the spot where he claimed this beach for the United States of America.  Thank you. "


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1  author  JohnRussell    last year

Opinion | How Trump will ruin the 75th anniversary of D-Day

By Paul Waldman Paul Waldman Opinion writer covering politics Email Bio Follow
7-9 minutes

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In June of 1984, President Ronald Reagan traveled to Normandy, France, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of D-Day. “These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc,”  he said  in one of his most memorable speeches. “These are the men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent. These are the heroes who helped end a war.”

Even his most committed opponents would acknowledge that this was what Reagan was best at: the occasions that demanded rhetoric both grand and grounded, meant to make every American feel connected to the country’s history, delivered with perfectly pitched emotion by a skilled actor.

There is about to be another commemoration at Normandy, but this one  may not be quite so inspiring :
World leaders will gather in solemn assembly next week above the sandy beaches of Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of the world-changing D-Day invasion of France. It’s typically a heartfelt tribute to alliance and sacrifice and a unified vow for enduring unity, outweighing any national or political skirmish of the moment.

That’s what has some U.S. veterans and others worried about President Donald Trump’s attendance. The president has shown a repeated willingness to inject nationalistic rhetoric and political partisanship into moments once aimed at unity. For Trump, there is no water’s edge for politics, no veneer of nonpartisanship around military or national security matters.

The president, who did not serve in the military before becoming commander in chief, has feuded with Gold Star families, blasted political opponents on foreign soil, and mocked Sen. John McCain, a prisoner of war, for being captured by the enemy. Trump’s antipathy for the late senator was so well known that the White House this week requested that the Navy keep the USS McCain out of the president’s line of sight during a recent trip to Japan, so as not to rile the president.
We all know that the chances that Trump will do something to ruin this occasion are extremely high. As much as he loves talking about “ my military ,” there’s one part of the values we associate with the military that Trump is not so comfortable with: sacrifice.
Trump likes the toughness, he’ll  float a pardon  for accused war criminals, but the idea of giving something up for a larger cause is not something he can relate to.

I suspect that’s one of the sources of his long-standing hatred of McCain. It was the way McCain was so often praised for his suffering and sacrifice as a prisoner of war in Vietnam that irked Trump so much, which is why he tried to recast McCain’s war record as one of weakness. “He’s not a war hero,”  Trump said . “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, okay?”

An event marking the anniversary of D-Day is all about honoring sacrifice. Can you imagine Trump paying tribute to “the men who took the cliffs”? I doubt he’ll even be able to speak the words, much less do so in a way that makes Americans feel connected to that history.
This is one of the key roles of a president — or at least something that until recently we expected from presidents. On ceremonial occasions or moments of crisis and loss. they’re called upon to represent the entire nation, to make us remember or understand something and feel the same thing at the same time.

As the two parties have sorted themselves more completely into opposing ideological camps and  negative partisanship  has increased, that has become more difficult. But not impossible, at least not until now. Just after the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, for instance, George W. Bush’s approval ratings shot past 90 percent, not so much because he did anything in particular but because he made some public statements that conveyed a combination of sorrow and resolve that resonated with what Americans were feeling.

One certainly wonders whether Republicans would have rallied around Al Gore in the same way Democrats did with Bush had Gore been president at the time. We don’t have to wonder about how they treated Barack Obama, with some of them constantly insisting not just that his policy priorities were wrong but that he was not even an American and therefore his entire presidency was illegitimate.
The leader of that racist effort was, of course, none other than Donald Trump. Yet despite it, Obama never stopped trying to tell a story about America that included everyone. His rhetoric shared something with Reagan’s, in that they both liked to describe ordinary Americans who became heroic in the service of their country. Here’s part of  the speech  Obama gave at the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Ala.:
What could more profoundly vindicate the idea of America than plain and humble people – the unsung, the downtrodden, the dreamers not of high station, not born to wealth or privilege, not of one religious tradition but many – coming together to shape their country’s course? What greater expression of faith in the American experiment than this; what greater form of patriotism is there; than the belief that America is not yet finished, that we are strong enough to be self-critical, that each successive generation can look upon our imperfections and decide that it is in our power to remake this nation to more closely align with our highest ideals?
Trump couldn’t give a speech like that, either. He calls us not to sacrifice or common purpose but to selfishness and greed, the characteristics he himself embodies so completely. He thinks not paying his taxes “ makes me smart .” He sees every interaction with another person or another country as a zero-sum contest where you’re either the winner or the loser. It’s on occasions such as the D-Day anniversary when we’re reminded just what we’re missing with Trump in the Oval Office. It would be challenging at this point for any president to bind us together, to tell us our history in a way that could make us feel even for a moment that we’re connected to one another. But it would never occur to Donald Trump to even try.
1.1  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @1    last year

D Day, a very important day.  Not as important as A Day, or B Day, or C Day, but a very important day.  

1.1.1  1stwarrior  replied to  Tessylo @1.1    last year


Greg Jones
1.1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @1.1    last year

Interesting that some supposed patriots satirize the sacrifices made on D-Day, 75 years ago. 

1.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.2    last year


1.1.4  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.2    last year

The satire is of our idiotic self obsessed president*.  That is actually quite obvious. I wonder how it slipped past you. 

1.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.2    last year

The turd in chief has no idea what sacrifice is.  

1.1.6  Tessylo  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.3    last year

'Some are simply classless.'

Really!  Like the 'president'

1.1.7  Sunshine  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.3    last year
Some are simply classless.

Worse than classless....

1.1.8  Tessylo  replied to  Sunshine @1.1.7    last year
'Worse than classless....'

Really.  Just like this 'president'

1.1.9  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.6    last year


Greg Jones
1.1.10  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.5    last year


1.1.11  Texan1211  replied to  Sunshine @1.1.7    last year


1.1.12  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.8    last year
Really. Just like this 'president'

Let me fix that for you.

"Really. Just like MY President."

There ya go!

1.1.13  Tessylo  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.11    last year

For this 'president' yes classless would be a step up.  

1.1.14  Sunshine  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.10    last year


1.1.15  author  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.4    last year

To everyone, either comment on the  satire article or the first comment which is from the Washington Post. Do not comment about one another.  Any further "bantering" will be reported. 

2  r.t..b...    last year

Pray for rain.

3  XDm9mm    last year

Ok..   Only [deleted] would post such TRASH, even if it's CLAIMED to be satire about D-Day, whether it's related to Trump or not.

3.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  XDm9mm @3    last year

It isnt a satire of D Day, it is a satire of President* Trump. 

I'm going to give you a break and not flag your obvious coc violation. 

3.1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    last year


3.2  author  JohnRussell  replied to  XDm9mm @3    last year

By the way, it is a disgrace that someone like Trump is representing the US on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. 

Greg Jones
3.3  Greg Jones  replied to  XDm9mm @3    last year


3.3.1  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @3.3    last year

removed for context

3.3.2  MrFrost  replied to  Greg Jones @3.3    last year
They have no class or conscience or moral compass. 

You mean like this?


Dismayed Patriot
3.3.3  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Greg Jones @3.3    last year
Only scumbags do things like that

Yes, only scumbags like President Trump would politicize historic moments and days set aside to remember others by attempting to use them to inflate his own ego. While this letter is satire, satire is only humorous when it exaggerates a kernel of truth. Here I don't think they're exaggerating very much at all but displaying the true mindset of one of histories worst Presidents. A petty little man with fake bone spurs who disrespects real war heroes, disrespects gold star families, says he "knows more than the Generals" and even let his hubris, like an oil slick of bile, infect our military.

" The Pentagon has told the White House to stop politicizing the military , amid a furor over a Trump administration order to have the Navy ship named for the late U.S. Sen. John McCain hidden from view during President Donald Trump's recent visit to Japan."

Dismayed Patriot
3.3.4  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  MrFrost @3.3.2    last year

Just like how after Kennedys assassination many hung pictures of him up in their homes, this Trump plaque will be hung in his supporters homes for decades after he is either impeached or loses the 2020 election (or most likely both).

3.3.5  Sunshine  replied to  MrFrost @3.3.2    last year


Trout Giggles
3.3.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  MrFrost @3.3.2    last year


4  r.t..b...    last year

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5  author  JohnRussell    last year

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