President Joe Biden can’t seem to catch a break these days, but oftentimes, it’s his own fault through self-inflicted errors.
Monday, June 6, was the 78th anniversary of D-Day, the historic (and bloody) Allied invasion of Europe that ultimately led to the defeat of Nazi Germany and the Axis alliance.
Last year, Biden didn’t mention it at all; this year, D-Day got a late-evening nod from the president, which officials said was due to the fact that it was early morning in France, where the D-Day invasion took place.
“Today, we mark 78 years since D-Day and honor those who answered duty’s call on the beaches of Normandy,” whoever controls Biden’s Twitter account belatedly tweeted at 8:45 pm ET. “We must never forget the service and sacrifice in defense of freedom, and we must strive every day to live up to the ideals they fought to defend.”
Today, we mark 78 years since D-Day and honor those who answered duty’s call on the beaches of Normandy. We must never forget their service and sacrifice in defense of freedom, and we must strive every day to live up to the ideals they fought to defend. pic.twitter.com/2IRTQN4uEz
— President Biden (@POTUS) June 7, 2022
BizPac Review noted:
In an apparent PR move, Biden sent Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, who is the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, to Normandy, where he compared the Normandy invasion to Ukraine’s war with Russia, according to Fox News. So, he was apparently well aware of what day it was and the significance it held.
But for his part, Milley likened the D-Day invasion to the current war in Ukraine, which doesn’t seem at all similar.
“The fight in Ukraine is about honoring these veterans of World War II,” Mark Milley intoned while visiting the American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer which overlooks Omaha Beach in Normandy. “It’s about maintaining the so-called global rules-based international order that was established by the dead who are buried here at this cemetery.”
He went on to lamely claim that the world is “again seeing death and destruction on the European continent” as he attempted to link the two.
Needless to say, other Twitter users noted the tardy nature of the post.
Nice of your account manager to finally get around to it.
Might as well have just said nothing, like last year.
— Dr. Jonny Republic If You Can Keep It 🇺🇸 (@JonDougherty10) June 7, 2022
You waited until the day was over to say something about D-Day? They weren’t fighting to defend what you are doing. My Dad was a WWII Veteran.
— StormyWill (@LivinStormy) June 7, 2022
It is now past 2:30 in the afternoon EST and neither Biden nor Harris have tweeted about it being the anniversary of D-Day or honoring those who gave their lives that we might be free! Why am I not surprised! pic.twitter.com/xVr5DgdbCi
— ULTRA MAGA Joyce Day (@Daytobehappy) June 6, 2022
9:05 EST and after a ton of criticism, someone on your team finally figured out it was the anniversary of D day.
— Joe (@bananajoesbar) June 7, 2022
The day is almost over and now you put this out, well not you, but your handlers.
— Doc (@docknapp) June 7, 2022
You waited until almost 9pm for this tweet, but this was first thing – first tweet in the morning.
Priorities! 🤪 pic.twitter.com/ppSYgzLrbL
— Guru Ghantaal (@mananpatel41) June 7, 2022
He’s very busy. You know, with the Jimmy Kimmel taping this week and all. Priorities, man…
“He’s now lower than Trump, and he’s really twisted about it,” one person close to the White House told NBC News in a story published last week.https://t.co/Iw9I9uLtTa
— PJM (@PJM75TWEETS) June 7, 2022