Veterans group rips Trump tweet: Self-promotion on Memorial Day is ‘appalling’

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A progressive veterans advocacy group ripped President Trump’s Memorial Day tweet bragging about the economy under his administration.

“This is the most inappropriate #MemorialDay comment that a @POTUS has ever made,” VoteVets tweeted on Monday.

“Cadet Bone Spurs” is a nickname given to Trump over his multiple Vietnam War draft deferments by Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), a veteran who lost both her legs while serving in Iraq. 

VoteVets was responding to Trump’s morning tweet, in which he said fallen service members “would be very happy” with how the country is doing today.

{mosads}Other social media users also criticized Trump for using the holiday as a way to boast about himself.

VoteVets, which says it supports nearly 500,000 veterans and military families, has often criticized Trump and his policies.

The president blocked the veterans group on Twitter in 2017 — though a federal district court judge ruled last week that Trump can’t block people from viewing his Twitter feed over their political views. 

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