Donald Trump’s Twitter message about National POW/MIA Recognition Day on Friday went over about as well as you’d expect.

The president marked the day with a tweet acknowledging the many men and women in the military who have “made tremendous sacrifices to defend our liberty.”

On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, The @FLOTUS and I honor the men & women of our Armed Forces who have selflessly served our Country & made tremendous sacrifices to defend our liberty. Our Nation remains committed to accounting for all missing Americans.https://t.co/vyIvM9Tlxb

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 18, 2020

However, many on Twitter were quick to point out that the president hasn’t really seemed to care about soldiers and veterans in the past ― like when he sneered at then-Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a former POW, and expressed a preference for “people who weren’t captured,” or when he reportedly dismissed American service members who died in World War I as “losers” and “suckers.”

Naturally, Trump’s Twitter critics brought receipts.

Trump: "I like people who weren't captured." pic.twitter.com/0AnRedMM2K

— Matt Sarge (@Matt_Sarge) September 18, 2020

Literally one week ago (on 9/11 no less) you ordered the removal of the POW-MIA flag from atop the White House. pic.twitter.com/v5Mo2A7OGS

— Michael Drake (@mikedrake178) September 18, 2020

“He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” pic.twitter.com/CBHoVREcYa

— E. Rabelo🌊🌊🌊 (@TokenTursInk) September 18, 2020

Nice try. We know how you really feel about veterans. Your dishonesty here actually makes "suckers and losers" worse. https://t.co/EmtMS8CLwq

— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) September 18, 2020

The suckers and losers you disdain? You disgust me with your anti-american BS. Go to Russia where they pretend to like you. You've done enough damage here.

— Dragonbait (@dragonbait205) September 18, 2020

You our troops "losers" and "suckers," because you're the biggest traitor in American history.

— Scott Dworkin (@funder) September 18, 2020 Download Calling all HuffPost superfans! Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter Join HuffPost

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