Biden Snubs D-Day Commemorations, Tweets about Tulsa Massacre Instead
Biden under fire for failing to mention 77th Anniversary of historic event
Joe Biden passed on commemorating the 77th anniversary of D-Day on Sunday, and instead, he posted a video of himself meeting with the 1921 Tulsa Massacre survivors.
Biden tweeted on Sunday:
“I met with survivors of the Tulsa Massacre this week to help fill the silence. Because in silence, wounds deepen."
"And, as painful as it is, only in remembrance do wounds heal."
At the time of writing, none of Biden’s Twitter accounts made any mention of D-Day, where thousands of both British and American soldiers lost their lives in the largest amphibious invasion in history.
I met with survivors of the Tulsa Massacre this week to help fill the silence. Because in silence, wounds deepen. And, as painful as it is, only in remembrance do wounds heal. pic.twitter.com/0mLMRAhJiD— President Biden (@POTUS) June 6, 2021
Last year, Fox News reported after Biden faced backlash for confusing D-Day with Pearl Harbor Day.
Last month, Biden also snubbed the annual Rolling to Remember motorcycle rally in Washington, DC.
Neon Nettle reported:
The event's organizers said the White House did not contact them about participating in the annual event.
Previously known as Rolling Thunder, the Rolling to Remember AMVETS now organizes rallies.
Previous presidents like Barack Obama and Donald Trump met with organizers of the popular Memorial Day motorcycle rally.
But Harris also faced backlash for not mentioning fallen military personnel or veterans during the Memorial Day weekend with an image of herself, writing simply, “Enjoy the long weekend.”
Following massive blowback, Harris wrote a follow-up tweet:
“Throughout our history, our service men and women have risked everything to defend our freedoms and our country."
"As we prepare to honor them on Memorial Day, we remember their service and their sacrifice."
Throughout our history our service men and women have risked everything to defend our freedoms and our country. As we prepare to honor them on Memorial Day, we remember their service and their sacrifice.— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May 30, 2021
Kamala Harris did, however, tweet about D-Day on Sunday:
“On the 77th anniversary of #DDay, we honor the heroes who stormed the beaches of Normandy and liberated a continent."
"We will never forget their courage and sacrifice.”
On the 77th anniversary of #DDay, we honor the heroes who stormed the beaches of Normandy and liberated a continent. We will never forget their courage and sacrifice.— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) June 6, 2021
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also snubbed mentioning D-Day during his D-Day proclamation, instead focusing on what his government is doing “to address sexual misconduct and gender-based violence in the military.”
Trudeau’s statement read in part:
On this day, we are also mindful that we must improve the culture and working conditions for our military. Our government is working hard to help achieve long-overdue culture change in the Canadian Armed Forces through measures to eliminate unacceptable conduct, toxic culture, discrimination, violence, and harassment. Since 2015, we’ve taken important steps to do this, including introducing clear policies around hateful conduct, as well as the establishment of the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre, but there’s still much work to do.