Trump Tweets: Honoring Pearl Harbor, vet sings to Trump (videos)


To honor Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, President Donald J. Trump issued a series of tweets and a video Thursday, as well as made a proclamation regarding the day, accompanied by World War II vets.

In a series of three tweets (see below), the president wrote:

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – “A day that will live in infamy!” December 7, 1941

Today, our entire nation pauses to REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR—and the brave warriors who on that day stood tall and fought for America. God Bless our HEROES who wear the uniform, and God Bless the United States of America.

Today, the U.S. flag flies at half-staff at the [White House], in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

In his second tweet, the president added a video, in which he included comments about Pearl Harbor.

“My fellow Americans,” the president began, “Today we remember the 76th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl harbor that killed more than 2,400 Americans and plunged our nation into the second world War.”

“We overcame and ultimately triumphed against our enemies,” he continued. “We understood then as we still do today: there is no substitute for American strength. America does not seek conflict, but we never run from it. Not then, not now, not ever.”

During his live proclamation signing ceremony, in which the president declared December 7 to be National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, President Trump recounted details of the day thousands of Americans were killed by Japanese aircraft, which bombed the U.S. naval base in Hawaii in 1941.

The president joked with the vets throughout the ceremony, as he read biographies related to their efforts in the war.

“Millions of American patriots like these men answered the men call and went to war,” the president said, noting that many American’s died in the fight.

At one point, the president gave center stage to one vet, Mickey Ganitch, who survived the attack while in the crow’s nest of the Pennsylvania, dressed in a football uniform. Ganitch sang a song about remembering Pearl Harbor, while the president and Vice President Mike Pence listened with affection.

You may read the president’s tweets and watch the video’s below.




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