For his 2018 Memorial Day tweet, President Trump speculated about how pleased men and women who've died in combat would be about the state of the country.
Happy Memorial Day! Those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today. Best economy in decades, lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics EVER (& women in 18years), rebuilding our Military and so much more. Nice!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2018
Retired General and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey took exception to the president's tone.
This day, of all days of the year, should not be about any one of us. No matter how prestigious or powerful, no matter how successful we perceive ourselves to be. Rather, this day should be about those who gave their lives so that we could live ours in freedom. #MemorialDay— GEN(R) Marty Dempsey (@Martin_Dempsey) May 28, 2018
Retired General and former head of the CIA and NSA Michael Hayden was blunt.
The progressive VoteVets organization made their criticism personal.
This is the most inappropriate #MemorialDay comment that a @POTUS has ever made. Self-promotion on a day to remember the fallen, and wishing those remembering their deceased loved ones a “happy” holiday is appalling. #CadetBoneSpurs pic.twitter.com/kRse4dnwiu— VoteVets (@votevets) May 28, 2018
What do you think? Should the president have wished everyone a "Happy" Memorial Day? Are critics overreacting to score political points or do they have a point about respecting the solemnity of the day? If you were the president, how would you commemorate the fallen with your Twitter account?