On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, former President Donald J. Trump made a surprise visit to FDNY firefighters and NYPD officers in New York City to honor them for their dedication, service, and heroism.
— Dan Scavino🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) September 11, 2021
Trump also posed with firefighters and NYPD officers.
My President surprised NY firefighters today! Hear the love!❤️ pic.twitter.com/cxyCEY1urF
— American-ka2🇺🇸🦅🇵🇱 (@Ka2American) September 11, 2021
Donald Trump also spoke to the NYPD and the FDNY.
BREAKING: President Trump just made a surprise visit to the NYPD and FDNY on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11
“We’re not supposed to say it, but I’ll say it. We love the Blue.” pic.twitter.com/1aSAvkEpZe
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 11, 2021
There was more video taken of Trump’s surprise visit.
President Trump makes a surprise visit to NYPD and FDNY today on 20th Anniversary of 9/11. pic.twitter.com/8QbSjVkgdx
— Madison Gesiotto Gilbert (@madisongesiotto) September 11, 2021
The former president was greeted with loud applause and cheering as he paid tribute to New York City officers and firefighters. Donald Trump earlier issued a video statement on the “sad day”:
JUST IN – Trump speaks on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.pic.twitter.com/81rcA2vyGm
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) September 11, 2021
President Biden, meanwhile, appeared with former presidents and other political figures attending a ceremony at ground zero in New York City for the 9/11 anniversary.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 11, 2021
President Biden joined former president Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the Ground Zero ceremony.
Biden also appeared to give some kind of ‘shout out’ at the solemn ceremony. The Biden then left to honor those who gave their lives defending America on Flight 93.
Getty captures Joe Biden pulling down his mask to shout out at someone in the crowd at the 9/11 ceremony pic.twitter.com/am8SeGK4rI
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) September 11, 2021
“The president and first lady left the memorial just before 10 a.m. to travel to Shanksville to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony commemorating those who died on Flight 93,” the Hill reported.
President Biden did not deliver formal remarks on the solem occasion. He did, however, deliver a video statement on the 9/11 attacks that blamed Americans for ‘Islamophobia.’
20 years after September 11, 2001, we commemorate the 2,977 lives we lost and honor those who risked and gave their lives. As we saw in the days that followed, unity is our greatest strength. It’s what makes us who we are — and we can’t forget that. pic.twitter.com/WysK8m3LAb
— President Biden (@POTUS) September 10, 2021
“We also witnessed the dark forces of human nature. Fear and anger. Resentment and violence against Muslim-Americans — true and faithful followers of a peaceful religion,” Biden said.
The often-predicted surge in ‘hate crimes’ against Muslims turned out to be much less of a problem than Islamic terrorism actually killed Americans after the September 11 attacks. President Biden, for his part, presided over the worst foreign policy debacle in U.S. military history with his Afghan withdrawal.
As the Taliban took over in Afghanistan, the president stranded hundreds of Americans in the country in harm’s way. Islamic terrorists – from ISIS-K to al Qaeda – have now overrun the country. The Taliban raised their flag over the Afghan capitol building on the anniversary of 9/11.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 11, 2021
While President Biden may have been at Ground Zero on 9/11, his policies have put America’s counter-terrorism efforts back to ground zero.
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