07:57 GMT23 September 2020
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    A tweet, posted by the US president on his second Memorial Day as commander in chief in an apparent attempt to pay tribute to fallen soldiers, has stirred outrage among social media users.

    US President Donald Trump wished Americans "Happy Memorial Day" on Monday and said that fallen soldiers would be proud of his achievements.

    In his tweet, which was slammed as one of the "most inappropriate" of all time, the politician claimed that servicemen who have sacrificed their lives fighting for their homeland would be "happy" about "how well our country is doing today" and pointed at the accomplishments during his presidency.

    His tweet sparked indignation among Internet users.

    Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States in commemoration of soldiers who have died during military service.

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