The President received immense backlash when he opted not to commemorate the fallen World War I soldiers buried at Aisne Marne American Cemetery because it was raining.
This comparisons can be trite, but Fox would be in nonstop BREAKING NEWS coverage if Obama ever skipped a war memorial ceremony, which every world leader attended, because of rain.
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) November 10, 2018
#45 skipped the memorial in France because of an eye problem. He couldn't see not being the center of attention.
— HarbingerOfDoom (@doom_harbinger) November 14, 2018
Are conservatives mad that Trump skipped out on a memorial because he didn't want to get wet?
— Opinionated (@StandUpSpeakOu_) November 14, 2018
But if Trump’s sloughing of the memorial surprised people, they may have forgotten what he’d said just a week prior.
Unspeakably vile and callous. Trump says he considered canceling his political rally not because 11 people were murdered in an anti-Semitic act of terrorism, but because he had a bad hair day due to answering questions about the murders of Jews in the rain pic.twitter.com/diM9mxB58D
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) October 27, 2018
Trump lamented at a campaign rally that he’d almost cancelled the event because – after answering questions on the Tree of Life shooting that killed 11 people in Pennsylvania – the wet conditions had given him a bad hair day.
“I said, ‘Maybe I should cancel this arrangement because I have a bad hair day, And the bad news ― somebody said, ‘Actually it looks better than it usually does.’”
The French government has every right to demand decency from the President of the United States on one of France’s most solemn days. Unfortunately, with this president, it seems too much to ask.