On June 6, 2016, the 72nd anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, no statement was issued by the White House. Not only did Obama not issue a statement about the most significant accomplishment that turned the tide of the war, he found the time to recognize the Denver Broncos for their recent Super Bowl win, talk about “peaceful Muslims” and HIV/AIDs awareness.
He met with the Broncos team members and owners and said, “Let’s give it up for the Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos,” he said to applause. “We have some big Broncos fans in the house, including Mayor Hancock from the great city of Denver, outstanding members of Congress, the delegation.”
Obama also released a statement about the Muslim holiday of Ramadan: issuing “best wishes” to Muslims in America and around the world. He said:
“For many, this month is an opportunity to focus on reflection and spiritual growth, forgiveness, patience and resilience, compassion for those less fortunate, and unity across communities. Each lesson is profound on its own, and taken together forms a harmonious whole. It’s also a time of year that brings some of the best dishes to the table across the world as families and neighbors gather for iftar.”
“Here in the United States, we are blessed with Muslim communities as diverse as our nation itself. There are those whose heritage can be traced back to the very beginning of our nation, as well as those who have only just arrived. Doctors, lawyers, artists, teachers, scientists, community organizers, public servants, and military members, each night will all break their fasts together in cities across America.”
And, he also issued a statement recognizing the 35th anniversary of HIV and AIDS in America. And, of course praised Obamacare, making the false claim that it, “resulted in millions of individuals gaining affordable, high-quality health coverage – all without denial for pre-existing conditions like HIV.”
The 400,000 Americans who died in World War II were not remembered. They were ignored. As were the more than 156,000 military forces who landed on five French beaches under heavy artillery fire to successfully undertake the largest amphibious military assault in history.