70 years ago, June 6, 1944 was D-Day – the day of the beginning of the Normandy landings when US and Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, to free Europe from the grip of Hitler and the Nazis.
The Normandy invasion began on June 4 and ended in mid-July, 1944, with a decisive Allied victory. It marked the beginning of the end of Nazi Germany and the European theater of WWII.
According to the US National D-Day Memorial Foundation, 4,414 Allied soldiers died that day, including 2,499 Americans. Were it not for all those brave men, so many of whom sacrificed their very lives, we’d all be living under the yoke of the Third Reich.
After ignoring the anniversary of D-Day for the past 4 years, this year Obama actually commemorated the historic day by jetting to Normandy Beach for the D-Day 70th anniversary ceremonies.
But he didn’t really want to be at the D-Day commemorative ceremony and he most certainly doesn’t really want to honor the military and the WW2 veterans. (See “Former U.S. defense secretary: Obama incompetent; suspicious of military”)
So, what did he do?
He chewed gum throughout the D-Day ceremonies, including during the welcome for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth — all captured on camera.
Here are two GIFs of the POS chewing gum at the 70th anniversary of D-Day ceremonies (from WeaselZippers):
French Twitter exploded in outrage. Here’s one example:
H/t FOTM’s DCG and pnordman