Update: At approximately 8:45 PM ET, one hour after this story ran on the front page of Breitbart.com, Joe Biden sent a commemorative tweet recognizing the historic significance of the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944.
President Joe Biden ignored the anniversary of the historic D-Day invasion by American soldiers for the second year in a row as president.
On social media, the president instead made a desperate plea for gun control.
After Columbine,— President Biden (@POTUS) June 6, 2022
after Sandy Hook,
after Las Vegas,
nothing has been done.
This time, that can’t be true. This time, we must actually do something.
The White House again tried to boast about the strength of the American economy on Biden’s watch and also tried to reassure Americans he was working to get more baby formula into the country, as shortages continue.
But there was no mention of D-Day from the president on his social media accounts, his press statements, or publicly. The White House did not even address D-Day during the daily press briefing.
This photograph from the National Archives taken on June 6, 1944, shows U.S. Army troops wading ashore at Omaha Beach in northwestern France during the D-Day invasion. (Robert F. Sargent / STF / NATIONAL ARCHIVES / AFP /Getty Images)
The president spent the day at the White House behind the scenes and did not appear publicly at all.
The White House called a “lid” for the day’s activities at 4:36 pm.
As Breitbart News has detailed, former President Donald Trump commemorated D-Day every year on social media during his presidency.
On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Trump traveled to France to deliver one of the best speeches of his presidency commemorating the historic day.
Biden was widely criticized for ignoring the anniversary of D-day in 2021, but it does not appear to have changed White House policy.
UPDATE: President Joe Biden’s social media account posted the following message on D-day at 8:45 p.m. EST; Two hours after this story was published.
Today, we mark 78 years since D-Day and honor those who answered duty’s call on the beaches of Normandy. We must never forget their service and sacrifice in defense of freedom, and we must strive every day to live up to the ideals they fought to defend. pic.twitter.com/2IRTQN4uEz— President Biden (@POTUS) June 7, 2022