While Donald Trump went to Arlington National Cemetary to mark Memorial Day, his appearance is being overshadowed by something he tweeted earlier in the day. ABC News reports:

“The somber speech was a striking departure from a politically-charged tweet the president had sent out earlier surmising ‘those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud’ with his presidency, appearing to politicize what is typically observed as a solemn holiday.”

CNN’s Chris Cillizza criticized the President’s choice of words saying:

“This is a tweet about Trump masquerading as a tweet about Memorial Day. The remembrance of those who fell in service to the country is used here by Trump as simply a launching pad to tout accomplishments during his first 16 months in office.”

Newsweek points out it wasn’t just Democrats taking issue with Trump’s Memorial Day message:

“The unconventional tweet was sandwiched between an earlier video message that solely praised the country’s veterans and a string of tweets that praised Fox News and railed against his political foes. The president visited Arlington National Cemetary on Monday, where he gave a more conventional speech. Still, critics, including some conservatives, pounced on the president for what many suggested were insensitive and tone-deaf remarks delivered via social media.”