President Obama this week became the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima. Trump questioned this visit, following Obamas attack on Trump recently.Following Obamas recent comments about Trump on a G7 summit in Japan – that the concerns about Trump are well founded and in which he accused the Republican nominee of ignorance and cavalier attitude, Trump reacted fast and asked why the president didnt mention the Japanese attack during his trip this week.
“Does President Obama ever discuss the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor while he’s in Japan? Thousands of American lives lost. #MDW,” tweeted Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee.
Barack Obama did not publicly mention the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 that pulled the United States into the second World War, during this historic visit to Hiroshima – in which he became the first sitting US president to visit this place. What was discussed was the threat of nuclear weapons.
“Why do we come to this place, to Hiroshima? We come to ponder the terrible forces unleashed in the not-so-distant past. We come to mourn the dead … their souls speak to us and ask us to look inward. To take stock of who we are and what we might become,” Obama said during his visit to the city’s Peace Memorial Park.
The White House didn’t immediately comment on Trump’s tweet Saturday evening.
Sarah Palin – supporter of Donald Trump also criticized the trip labeling it as President’s “apology lap.”
Palin, speaking at a Trump rally in San Diego Friday night, said Obama’s trip to Hiroshima was “dissing our vets.”
Previously speaking at the summit, Obama said that his fellow leaders were ,,surprised by the Republican nominee,,.
“They are rattled by [him] and for good reason,” Obama said on Thursday. “Because a lot of the proposals he has made display either ignorance of world affairs, or a cavalier attitude, or an interest in getting tweets and headlines, instead of actually thinking through what it is required to keep America safe and secure and prosperous, and what’s required to keep the world on an even keel.”