Trump Commemorates Memorial Day With Unhinged Rant Targeting ‘Human Scum’

It’s not the first time Trump has used a remembrance holiday to slam his opponents.

Donald Trump commemorated Memorial Day, a holiday meant to honor fallen military members, with a rant aimed at “human scum,” including judges presiding over several of the former president’s trials.

In a Truth Social post, Trump specifically called out Judge Arthur Engoron, who presided over Trump’s fraud trial, and Judge Juan Merchan, who is currently presiding over the Trump hush money trial. He also alluded to Judge Lewis Kaplan, who oversaw the civil rape trial and defamation trial brought by the writer E. Jean Carroll. (Carroll did not escape Trump’s Memorial Day ire, either.)

This type of ranting is fairly standard for Trump, and it’s not the first time he’s used a holiday as a way into an attack on his opponents.

On Jan. 1, 2019, Trump wished a happy new year to “THE HATERS AND THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA!” In a message posted to Truth Social on Dec. 25, Trump told several of his opponents to “ROT IN HELL” while wishing a “Merry Christmas to all.”

It’s not even the first time he’s marked a holiday meant to remember the dead with a tirade against his foes. In 2013, he sent “best wishes to all, even the haters and losers” on Sept. 11 in a tweet that has since been deleted.


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