Eric Trump Criticized Over 'Offensive' Memorial Day Weekend Post

Controversial post sparks widespread condemnation on Memorial Day

by Zain ul Abedin
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Eric Trump Criticized Over 'Offensive' Memorial Day Weekend Post
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Eric Trump faced significant backlash over his Memorial Day weekend post on X, formerly known as Twitter, where he touted his family's sacrifices for America. The post, which featured a photo of Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Eric and his wife Lara, and Donald Jr.

with his fiancée Kimberly Guilfoyle, sparked controversy for its timing and content. Notably absent from the image were Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. In his post, Eric Trump echoed the sentiments of another user’s message that claimed his family had given up "everything to Save America," adding, "And we will do it again!" This statement drew ire from various quarters, as Memorial Day is a solemn occasion dedicated to honoring fallen service members, making the timing of such claims seem particularly misplaced.

Swift Public Outcry

The reaction was swift and sharp. Former Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), an Air Force veteran and an outspoken critic of the Trumps, expressed his dismay on X. "Your family has sacrificed nothing," he retorted, comparing Eric's name to that of 'Benedict Arnold' and chastising him for his lack of understanding of true service.

Conservative commentator Bill Kristol also weighed in, describing the post as "particularly disgusting" for a weekend meant to reflect on military sacrifice. This sentiment was echoed by others who recalled former President Donald Trump’s past controversial remarks about the military, including derogatory comments about fallen soldiers and his multiple deferments during the Vietnam War.

The backlash highlights the sensitive nature of national holidays like Memorial Day, which are intended to honor those who have truly sacrificed for the nation, and the broader implications of using such moments for perceived personal or political gain.

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