Why does there seem to be a tweet for literally everything to do with President Trump?
Back during what might be the most toxic Presidential campaign in American history, Trump offered this weird attack on Obama who was visiting Japan at the time:
Does President Obama ever discuss the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor while he's in Japan? Thousands of American lives lost. #MDW
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2016
Welcome to Memorial Day Weekend 2019, three years into Trump’s presidency, where he finds himself in Japan.
On Memorial Day weekend, 3 years ago, Trump criticized Obama for not discussing “the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor while he’s in Japan.” I wonder if a journalist might want to ask him whether he’s going to bring it up now that he’s in Japan, as president, on Memorial Day weekend? https://t.co/B4XKbJm6X8
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) May 25, 2019
Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II was perpetrated over 78 years ago (75 years at the time of the first tweet). However, after the war (and the U.S. retaliation in the form of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima and Nagasaki), Japanese/American relations have only been strengthening, especially with regard to China.
Trump’s favorite issue is the strength of China.
So it makes sense that American presidents, including both Obama and Trump, continue to visit Japan, and that neither party would take aim at a 78-year-old conflict.
However, this weird double standard is pretty typical of the Trump administration.
Not to mention that was 78 years ago. He's selling weapons to the Saudis who attacked us on 9/11 and murdered a US permanent resident just last year.
— Erin (@thevelvetsun) May 26, 2019
Why would someone bring that up? That’s like wanting to discuss the Holocaust with Markel.
— Shannon Heuston (@Heustonmah) May 25, 2019
I would, but I'd worry about him actually doing it.
— Jon Stout (@jon_stout) May 25, 2019
There's a tweet for everything. Thanks.
— Anne Terry (@AnneT313) May 26, 2019
— Jeff Luebbe (@jluebbe1) May 26, 2019
Please make this happen, on camera, as he’s standing next to Abe.
— buzzmom (@buzzmom3) May 26, 2019
There’s always a tweet.
— Lauren Wagner (@laurenw7963) May 25, 2019
The “failure to mention” the attack on Pearl Harbor should be causing these people to revolt, no?
such a disgrace to this nation. My dad fought that war.
— Nancy Ollom (@NancyOllom) May 28, 2016
he's apologizing for the U.S. winning a war! We can't have that kind of incompetence in the White House.
— Jon (@JonAlbrekt) May 28, 2016
☆☆My guess is that Obama never even bothered to visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial while he was stoned in high school?
— ✯✯Gene McVay✯✯ (@GeneMcVay) May 29, 2016
if only Pearl Harbor had a wall!
— Neal Gottlieb (@nealhgottlieb) May 28, 2016
The Japanese should travel to Pearl Harbor and apologize!
— Born Conservative (@BornToBeGOP) May 28, 2016
Ahhhh. Metaphorical irony 😌 delicious
— innerPanda (@_innerPanda) May 25, 2019
Side note, it’s actually hard to tell which of these accounts are satire.
But here we are, and once again Trump is proving himself a hypocrite. Remember how he claimed be too busy to play any golf while in office?
@mehdirhasan I wonder if the next UK PM will want to discuss the Boston Tea Party 2hen they visit the US…?
— Ian McDowell (@IanAMcdowell) May 26, 2019
I keep staring at this thinking that there’s no way this is true. No matter how ignorant Trump is, he could never tweet that nonsense. Must be a parody account or The Onion. Nope. Anyone who would vote for him must be as dumb as that Tweet sounds.
— Jim Flanigan (@jim_flanigan) May 25, 2019
Damn…. well GOP, do you agree or have anything to say on this?
— brent h. (@bouges) May 26, 2019
No Chance, this POTUS 45 has no spine bone, though Spurs on both feet must still hurt ??? Maybe he will beg The Japanese Prime Minister for another glowing endorsement for that coveted Noble Peace Prize.
— Raymond Cooke (@dnomyar2912) May 25, 2019
There is indeed a Trump tweet for everything.