Former President Donald Trump marked Memorial Day by using his Truth Social platform to pay tribute to fallen military servicemembers. In a characteristically emphatic message, Trump linked the historic struggles of American soldiers to what he perceives as his own battles against political adversaries.
Trump’s message read: “HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY TO ALL, BUT ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO GAVE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR THE COUNTRY THEY LOVE, AND TO THOSE IN LINE OF A VERY DIFFERENT, BUT EQUALLY DANGEROUS FIRE, STOPPING THE THREATS OF THE TERRORISTS, MISFITS AND LUNATIC THUGS WHO ARE WORKING FEVERISHLY FROM WITHIN TO OVERTURN AND DESTROY OUR ONCE GREAT COUNTRY, WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN IN GREATER PERIL THAN IT IS RIGHT NOW. WE MUST STOP THE COMMUNISTS, MARXISTS AND FASCIST ‘PIGS’ AT EVERY TURN AND, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
Recently, Trump’s rhetoric has escalated against law enforcement officials, coinciding with a host of legal challenges. These include a civil lawsuit from New York Attorney General Letitia James over alleged fraudulent business practices, criminal charges related to hush-money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels, investigations into his attempts to subvert the 2020 election results, and an inquiry into his storage of classified government documents at Mar-a-Lago.
Additionally, Trump was recently held liable for sexually abusing and defaming journalist E. Jean Carroll.