This is not the first time the former president has acknowledged his critics on Father’s Day. “Happy Father’s Day to all, including my worst and most vicious critics, of which there are fewer and fewer,” Trump tweeted in 2019. “This is a FANTASTIC time to be an American! KEEP AMERICA GREAT!”
During his first year in office, Trump issued Proclamation 9624 for Father’s Day and emphasized the importance of fathers in the world.
“Father’s Day is a special occasion that reminds us to pause and thank the men in our lives who have taken on the responsibility of raising children. As sons and daughters, we recognize the love they have given and the sacrifices they have made, and we celebrate the indispensable role fathers play in our lives and communities,” Trump’s proclamation read.
“Whether by birth, adoption, or foster care, today we honor the incredible fathers in our lives for all they have done and continue to do for us. Fathers inspire us to better ourselves and to be men and women of outstanding character,” Trump stated. “We recommit ourselves as individuals, families, and communities to promoting and supporting fatherhood, and take this day to express our love and appreciation for fathers across our country.”