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Sat May 23, 2020, 07:37 PM

Trump to participate in Memorial Day wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery

Source: CNN

President Donald Trump on Monday will participate in the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to help commemorate Memorial Day, White House spokesman Judd Deere confirmed to CNN.

Separately Monday, the President along with first lady Melania Trump, will travel to Baltimore to visit Ft. McHenry. The successful defense there of the Baltimore Harbor in 1814 during the War of 1812 led to the writing of the "Star-Spangled Banner."

The visit will come in spite of a plea for Trump to rethink his visit from Baltimore Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young, who has said it will send the wrong message at a time when he is asking the city's residents not to travel. Baltimore is one of the areas of concern for public health officials worried about the spread of coronavirus. "I'm asking the President to rethink his trip. It sends a bad, bad message to the citizens of Baltimore because I'm asking them to stay home and only come out for essential reasons," Young told CNN's John King on Friday. "I just want him to set the example for the rest of the country and not do this trip, because it's not essential."

White House spokesman Judd Deere responded to Young's criticism by stating that "the brave men and women who have preserved our freedoms for generations did not stay home and the President will not either as he honors their sacrifice by visiting such a historic landmark in our Nation's history."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/23/politics/trump-wreath-laying-arlington-cemetery-memorial-day/index.html



Trump's last visit to Baltimore was in the fall of 2019 a few months after he tweeted that the city was a "rat and rodent infested mess." He's said he doesn't regret the comments.

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Reply Trump to participate in Memorial Day wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Saturday OP
rzemanfl Saturday #1
Drum Saturday #2
SergeStorms Sunday #21
smb Saturday #3
keithbvadu2 Saturday #16
SergeStorms Sunday #22
jmowreader Sunday #24
Scarsdale Sunday #33
jmowreader Sunday #37
truthisfreedom Saturday #4
Bernardo de La Paz Saturday #5
Totally Tunsie Saturday #6
turbinetree Saturday #7
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Sunday #25
turbinetree Sunday #29
IcyPeas Saturday #8
redstatebluegirl Saturday #9
Evolve Dammit Saturday #10
keithbvadu2 Saturday #17
Evolve Dammit Sunday #28
Scarsdale Sunday #34
niyad Sunday #41
Evolve Dammit Sunday #43
Scarsdale Sunday #45
Evolve Dammit Monday #46
AirmensMom Saturday #11
Evolve Dammit Sunday #44
FloridaBlues Saturday #12
FloridaBlues Saturday #13
Grokenstein Saturday #14
Jack-o-Lantern Saturday #15
keithbvadu2 Saturday #18
Scarsdale Sunday #35
Jeorge IX Saturday #19
Cryptoad Saturday #20
regnaD kciN Sunday #23
llmart Sunday #26
Scarsdale Sunday #36
llmart Sunday #38
Scarsdale Sunday #39
Paladin Sunday #27
CTyankee Sunday #30
Bayard Sunday #31
onetexan Sunday #32
0rganism Sunday #40
NotHardly Sunday #42

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 07:39 PM

1. Drumpf wants to lay something he doesn't have to pay off later

to keep it quiet.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 07:39 PM

2. ... unless it rains

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Response to Drum (Reply #2)

Sun May 24, 2020, 12:21 AM

21. My first thought as well.

Wouldn't want to get that mangy dead animal atop his head wet. Vain dullard.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 07:42 PM

3. He Ought To Lay A Wreath On The Grave Of The Poor Sap Who Took His Place In Vietnam nt

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Response to smb (Reply #3)

Sat May 23, 2020, 10:17 PM

16. Who took Trump's place?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #16)

Sun May 24, 2020, 12:23 AM

22. Trump would have been...

fragged before he ever finished basic training. Wimpy-assed mama's boy, ordering everyone to do things for him. He never would have made it out of basic.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #22)

Sun May 24, 2020, 04:46 AM

24. He wouldn't have been fragged, b/c you don't get ammo

I figure the drill sergeants would have taken one look at him and pronounced, as one, “duty soldier.” In the Army we have duty bodies. Everyone has to take a turn at doing Army BS. (The best Army BS I ever did was inventorying the walk-in freezer at the Yongsan commissary...in July, when it was about a thousand degrees outside. You put on this really good winter suit, head into the freezer and stay there all day. It was great.) The Duty Soldier, which they had in Vietnam, had no other job than to do shit details. You don’t get a weapon, you just spend all day doing menial labor. Perfect job for President 021.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #24)

Sun May 24, 2020, 12:13 PM

33. tRump had no problem

staying home when it really counted. Oh, yes, his form of service was dodging STI's while other real men served the country. He sure is not serving the country these days. Bilking is more like it. Is one of his golf courses close to Baltimore?

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #33)

Sun May 24, 2020, 01:36 PM

37. Baltimore is not very far from DC

He can chopper up there, make the Baltimore mayor’s life hell for a couple hours, then be back in DC in time to play a round at his Washington course.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 07:43 PM

4. The brave man and women would have stayed home

If the safety of the country was at stake. But like usual, 45 has to do the wrong thing, because it’s election season and he has to trigger the Democratic Party and throw red meat to his rabid followers.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 07:58 PM

5. He has to be shamed into it. Announced only after reaction to his golfing announcement. . nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 08:00 PM

6. Excuse me, but didn't Chump stay home during the war?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 08:06 PM

7. He doesn't even know which unit is guarding the remains at the Tomb of Unknowns

he probably has no clue why there are no one with rank stripes marches in front of the Unknowns........no clue.............. ..........................

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #7)

Sun May 24, 2020, 06:07 AM

25. He probably doesn't even know when the War of 1812 was.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #25)

Sun May 24, 2020, 10:38 AM

29. He probably doesn't even know when the Vietnam War occurred............

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 08:07 PM

8. he doesn't care if he is not wanted there by some. he'll just push them aside.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 08:44 PM

9. Please let it be windy and raining!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 09:00 PM

10. NOBODY in his family has ever served. Google his Bavarian (immigrant) grandfather and KKK dad.

Zero service as far back as I can tell. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #10)

Sat May 23, 2020, 10:19 PM

17. The only Drumpf family members to serve in WWll would have been on the cliffs above Normandy beaches

The only Drumpf family members to serve in WWll would have been on the cliffs above Normandy beaches.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #17)

Sun May 24, 2020, 10:33 AM

28. Lawrence O'Donnell (MSNBC) read the entire letter his grandfather sent to the King of Bavaria

pleading to be allowed back, after living in NYC. Very interesting how he hates immigrants so much, when those are his family's roots. I haven't seen any family history from his relatives that stayed in Bavaria and their role in WWII.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #28)

Sun May 24, 2020, 12:20 PM

34. Was that the grandfather who

owned brothels, and was a pimp? It would explain the tRump family penchant for women who must be paid to associate with them. Decent women want nothing to do with them. Parscale's Pac is giving Lara tRump (Eric's wife) and Kimberly Gargoyle (Don Jr.'s girlfriend) each $15,000 monthly from donor contributions. I wonder if the Pac also pays Jr.'s child support for his 5 kids?

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #34)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:49 PM

41. Yes, that grandsire.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #34)

Sun May 24, 2020, 08:48 PM

43. This grandfather was a successful barber in NYC, and his wife was in ill health and he wanted to

Bavaria. The letter is a plea to allow him to return and stay. He was deported anyhow. Sounds like there was another grandfather of more ill repute. And yes, they are all corrupt and shamelessly grifting to the bone.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #43)

Sun May 24, 2020, 10:35 PM

45. One of the brothels was in Canada.

One trip when Troudeau visited, he presented tRump with a framed photo of his grandfather's brothel!!

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #45)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:09 PM

46. Charming! A Drumpf family heirloom for sure. Exploiting women has deep roots..

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 09:21 PM

11. I have 3 family members in that cemetary.

And this offends me greatly. This piece of excrement doesn't belong anywhere near the ones who served honorably.

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Response to AirmensMom (Reply #11)

Sun May 24, 2020, 08:49 PM

44. Totally agree.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 09:36 PM

12. I hope to Biden doing this type of events with mask and do it safely. It would be nice.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 09:51 PM

14. Ugh. That picture. Disgusting.

One can only imagine what he'll do with the wreath.

And spare us a speech, Don-Don. You're the bag of shit who said you like "military) men who don't get captured."
Eat shit and die in a grease fire as soon as possible.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 10:24 PM

18. The Trumps are not shy about proclaiming how much they have 'sacrificed'. Visit to Arlington Cemete

The Trumps are not shy about proclaiming how much they have 'sacrificed'.

Visit to Arlington Cemetery reminded Donald Trump Jr. of all his family's 'sacrifices,' he writes

https://www.stripes.com/news/us/visit-to-arlington-cemetery-reminded-donald-trump-jr-of-all-his-family-s-sacrifices-he-writes-1.606501

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212910508

"I gave up my life to move to Washington to help Americans," Ivanka Trump says in Davos interview.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #18)

Sun May 24, 2020, 12:23 PM

35. Did she get all those

trademark deals from Jyna to help Americans, too? Which Americans, herself and family.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 10:32 PM

19. Ever see the movie "Drag Me Too Hell"? Remember the FANTASTIC Ending?

 

It's truly too bad I don't believe in the supernatural, ya know?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 10:57 PM

20. Unworthy of walking those hallow Grounds....

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 03:32 AM

23. Anyone want to bet he brings his golf clubs with him...?

It's just a little stop for a few minutes on his way to the club...

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 10:22 AM

26. I've been watching "WWII in HD" on Netflix this week.

I keep thinking of how many brave soldiers we lost or who were maimed/mentally affected during that war and how they would think of this country right now. I'll bet they would think "we did not fight and die for this assault on our democracy".

I am very good friends with a woman whose husband fought in WWII and when he died during the Dubya years she said to me, "They gave me a flag and plaque in his honor but if Bob only knew it was signed by Bush, he'd throw it away." She also said he and his fellow WWII veterans despised Bush with a passion.

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Response to llmart (Reply #26)

Sun May 24, 2020, 12:27 PM

36. My first husband is

buried at Arlington. My second husband was awarded the Purple Heart, and he said after W was "elected". "I want to send this medal back, and tell them I would NEVER fight for this country again" I can only imagine what he would say about tRump. He is gone now, too.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #36)

Sun May 24, 2020, 01:54 PM

38. So sorry for both of your losses.

I bet you already know what he'd think of the Rump.

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Response to llmart (Reply #38)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:08 PM

39. Thank you.

As a dyed in the wool democratic voter, he would have despised tRump, just as I do. I see nothing positive in the "man" to admire. Total waste of space, wrapped up the ugliest exterior ever to reside in our WH. Absolutely repulsive in every way.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 10:27 AM

27. Looking forward to the chance to piss on trump's grave.

For this and a million other travesties.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #27)

Sun May 24, 2020, 10:49 AM

30. The family will have to keep it unmarked someplace because so many men will come to do it

(maybe a few nasty women and I'd like to see that).

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 11:15 AM

31. Hypocritical bastard

My Dad was in WWII, my Grandfather was a WWI veteran. They would have despised trump, everything he stands for, and what he's done to their country.

Sad to say, when my Dad died, all we received was a letter that had a photo-copied Obama signature. With my Grandfather, there was the whole ceremony--military gun salute and my Grandmother formally presented with the folded flag.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 11:45 AM

32. Damn bastard never misses a chance to get on the bully pulpit

To bash Dems & spread more lies for his reelection prospects.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:29 PM

40. i guess the golf courses are closed tomorrow anyway

such a spirit of service from this president

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 07:18 PM

42. ... unless it is raining.

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