Among patriots, Memorial Day is a holiday meant to honor our nation's fallen.
But the solemnity of the day didn't stop President Donald Trump from attacking his critics and political opponents on Twitter.
Trump used Memorial Day to attack Congressman and Marine Corps veteran Conor Lamb, a Democrat who won a long-held Republican seat in the House of Representatives during the 2018 elections.
While endorsing Lamb's competitor, Trump described the Congressman as an "American fraud" and a "puppet for Crazy Nancy Pelosi," despite being one of only 15 Democrats who didn't vote for her to be Speaker of the House.
Though Trump has since deleted the tweet (likely due to the backlash it received), the original read:
"Sean Parnell is an American Hero. Connor Lamm has proven to be an American fraud, and a puppet for Crazy Nancy Pelosi. He said he would NOT vote for her for Speaker, and did. Will kill 2A. Voted to impeach (on nothing). A TOTAL & COMPLETE Sean Parnell Endorsement!"
Of course, fact checking the President wasn't difficult.
Facts First: Contrary to President Trump’s claim, Rep. Conor Lamb kept his promise not to vote for Nancy Pelosi as… https://t.co/SE8ASlhTh6— CNN (@CNN) 1590505804.0
Trump's tweet inspired immediate backlash for obvious reasons.
@realDonaldTrump Conor Lamb was a Marine and today is Memorial Day, so perhaps now is not the best time to insult o… https://t.co/ta0GquQCBg— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) 1590433641.0
@realDonaldTrump Conor Lamb is who you are referring to and he served in the US Military. Of course Trump would us… https://t.co/DtJNbpNtZp— BitCloutForums.com - Heidi (@BitCloutForums.com - Heidi) 1590431832.0
@realDonaldTrump to disrespect an armed forces veteran on Memorial Day. this is truly, truly shameful.— Mike Majlak (@Mike Majlak) 1590437749.0
Lamb was brave enough to serve in a way President Trump never did.
@realDonaldTrump What disgraceful way to talk about a U.S. vet! Conor Lamb was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps.… https://t.co/1RJrCiVOFW— Sally Deal 🇺🇸 Pro-Science/Media Sources Matter (@Sally Deal 🇺🇸 Pro-Science/Media Sources Matter) 1590432886.0
@realDonaldTrump SHAMEFUL CONDUCT Even on this day, Memorial Day, the president of the USA cannot refrain from eng… https://t.co/INJsv2iBdP— MURRAY (@MURRAY) 1590432332.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/IzQFhPPAbr— Okkie Tenggala (@Okkie Tenggala) 1590435734.0
Sean Parnell, Lamb's opponent in the upcoming election, didn't seem particularly disturbed by his inclusion in the tweet.
In 2006 I was wounded in Afghanistan. I was medically retired from the Army in 2010 & left the military with next t… https://t.co/E4IWgIinel— Sean Parnell (@Sean Parnell) 1590239152.0
Twitter let Parnell know he should be a little less excited.
@SeanParnellUSA He slurred a US Veteran Marine Captain in a tweet he praised you in. Classy. You should be ashamed to enjoy it.— Lu Who (@Lu Who) 1590438930.0
@SeanParnellUSA Is it damn cool? to insult your fellow serviceman, gold star family, war hero who spent 5 years as a POW ....— JeanneD 🐘 (@JeanneD 🐘) 1590440587.0
@SeanParnellUSA He also gives “shoutouts” to Communist Totalitarian regimes. So there’s that. https://t.co/MPrPgYLtt9— 𝚔𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚗 (@𝚔𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚗) 1590437820.0
President Trump also misspelled Lamb's name in his original tweet, making it clear just how little effort he puts into his inappropriate attacks.
Trump is spending Memorial Day attacking Rep. Conor Lamb on Twitter. Lamb is a former marine. Trump is a draft do… https://t.co/wBIoOiC1U6— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer) 1590440604.0
The President of the United States just called Conor Lamb, a major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve a fraud on… https://t.co/owEbBQ4pqv— Alex Cole (@Alex Cole) 1590441318.0
BREAKING: On Memorial Day Trump just called US Military hero Conor Lamb an “American Fraud,” and proceeded to missp… https://t.co/gyA3z50OnI— BitCloutForums.com - Heidi (@BitCloutForums.com - Heidi) 1590432170.0
Trump deleted his tweet shortly after, not to correct his lies, but to make sure he had the right spelling of "Lamb."
Trump has deleted the tweet in which he misspelled Rep. Conor Lamb’s name and falsely claimed Lamb voted for Pelosi… https://t.co/WYgTLEj7ie— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale) 1590501977.0
I look forward to Nov. 3, 2020 when we, along with veteran & Rep. Conor Lamb (@ConorLambPA) can be assured that no… https://t.co/yxrulMpcEQ— DrDinD 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@DrDinD 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊) 1590443399.0
Most people online recognized Lamb had served our country before taking office far more than Trump ever has.
Congressman Conor Lamb served as a Captain in the US Marine Corps and he served honorably. He’s a hero. An actual… https://t.co/G48sMH5Qwc— Ricky Davila (@Ricky Davila) 1590441660.0
Voters will get the chance to let Trump and Sean Parnell how they feel about his online lie-mongering this upcoming November.