Veterans shred Kamala Harris for tone-deaf Memorial Day weekend tweet

Veterans shred Kamala Harris for tone-deaf Memorial Day weekend tweet
Kamala Harris (Image: YouTube screen grab)

On Saturday, Vice President Kamala Harris issued what can only be described as a tone-deaf tweet marking the Memorial Day weekend and got hammered for it on the social media site by veterans.

“Enjoy the long weekend,” she wrote, adding a picture of herself to the tweet. No mention was made of veterans who gave their lives or made other lasting sacrifices in the defense of the country.

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According to Breitbart, “Veterans lambasted the tweet immediately”:

Marine Corps veteran and Fox News contributor Joey Jones responded to Harris with a picture of himself in front of a wall of fallen troops.

Jones, a double amputee, tweeted: “hey @KamalaHarris my buddies wanted me to post our selfie to tell you to ‘enjoy the long weekend’ too!”

Others followed suit:

Her boss didn’t handle his first Memorial Day as president any more deftly, writing only “Stay cool this weekend, folks,”

Compare those thoughtless gestures to a tweet issued by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a veteran of the U.S. Navy:

Even Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin managed to mention the fallen:

At least Americans can be thankful that Harris didn’t lapse into one of her guffaws when delivering her insensitive weekend wishes.

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