The presumptive GOP nominee was not in a really good mood on Saturday afternoon while on Twitter and lashed out at Barack Obama for failing to mention Pearl Harbor during his visit to Hiroshima.
Trump is not happy that Obama chose to ignore the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor during his visit to Japan after initially calling the president’s trip to Japan as “pathetic”.
Trump wrote on Twitter Saturday afternoon: ‘Does President Obama ever discuss the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor while he’s in Japan? Thousands of American lives lost.’
He also used hashtag #MDW in a bid to remind his followers that it was Memorial Day weekend and a time to remember the 2,235 soliders who lost their lives during the December 7 attack.
Obama did not mention the Japanese offensive on Pearl Harbor and instead focused on the use of nuclear bombs while giving a speech at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. According to an estimate, 140,000 people died on August 6, 1945 after the US dropped a nuke on Hiroshima. Three days later, another nuke was dropped on Nagasaki which resulted in 70,000 casualties.
Obama laid down a wreath at the memorial and was also pictured hugging Shigeaki Mori, a Hiroshima survivor who has spent a major chunk of his life fighting to get recognition for American POWs who lost their lives during the blast.
Meanwhile, Trump had more controversial and out of line things to say while campaigning in California.
‘Now our president is right now…’ he began.
The crowd booed, to which Trump replied: ‘You’re right, it’s pathetic.’
‘Honestly folks, we have leadership right now in this country, especially at the top, that is grossly incompetent. They don’t know what the hell they’re doing.
‘So he’s in Japan, in Hiroshima, and that’s fine. Just as long as he doesn’t apologize, it’s absolutely fine. Who cares?’ he said.
On Friday, Obama became the first US president to visit Hiroshima while in office. Speaking at the memorial, he said that the visit holds great importance to everyone and serves as a reminder of a deadly force that killed thousands of people.
‘Why do we come to this place, to Hiroshima? We come to ponder a terrible force unleashed in a not-so-distant past,’ he said at the memorial.
‘We come to mourn the dead, including over 100,000 Japanese men, women and children, thousands of Koreans, a dozen Americans held prisoner.’
Obama further warned against nuclear proliferation, stating that the time is ripe for the world to start living without nuclear weapon stockpiles.
‘Perhaps, above all, we must reimagine our connection to one another as members of one human race,’ he added.
‘For this, too, is what makes our species unique. We’re not bound by genetic code to repeat the mistakes of the past. We can learn. We can choose.
‘We can tell our children a different story, one that describes a common humanity, one that makes war less likely and cruelty less easily accepted.’