Trump Ironically Announces Prisoner Of War Recognition Day, Gets Torched By The Internet

This did not go the way he intended.


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On Tuesday, President Trump issued a proclamation in honor of National Former Prisoner of War Day, and in doing so, deliberately snubbed the most famous former POW America has ever known, late Arizona Senator John McCain.

Difficulties between Trump and McCain have been nothing if not widely publicized, going all the way back to Trump’s time on the campaign trail when he remarked that McCain’s “hero” status was only bestowed on him because he was captured by the North Vietnamese. McCain spent nearly five and a half years as a prisoner of the Viet Cong from October of 1967 to March of 1973 — one of the longest-serving American POWs in history.

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Trump’s proclamation did honor a POW, and we’re not here to question whether WWII Lieutenant Louis Zamperini deserves that honor — all POWs do, as far as we’re concerned. But the obvious choice, if the President had wanted to actually bring attention to an otherwise obscure national day of recognition, would be to name someone who not only has name recognition among all Americans but who was universally beloved — by everyone but him.

One shudders to think what Trump must have told the poor sap who undoubtedly made the suggestion that McCain be honored on such a solemn day.

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Fortunately for those of us who want to see the President get told off far more often than he does, the internet took care of that for us:

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Calum Stuart