Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, during which approximately 3,000 people were killed after airplanes flew into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. And to the surprise of absolutely no one, President Donald Trump sure seems to be having a tough time appropriately honoring the occasion.
“We have found nothing to show collusion between President Trump & Russia, absolutely zero, but every day we get more documentation showing collusion between the FBI & DOJ, the Hillary campaign, foreign spies & Russians, incredible.”Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2018
Rudy Giuliani did a GREAT job as Mayor of NYC during the period of September 11th. His leadership, bravery and skill must never be forgotten. Rudy is a TRUE WARRIOR!Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2018
17 years since September 11th!Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2018
. First Lady Melania Trump greet supporters as they arrive in Johnstown, PA to attend the Flight 93 September 11 Memorial Service in Shanksville, PADoug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) September 11, 2018
Later, when it was time for Trump to give a speech at the Shanksville memorial site, the president walked up to the podium — while pointing at people in the crowd and mouthing the words “thank you” as they clapped for him. That moment occurs around the 56:50 mark in the longer video here, but a shorter clip of his speech, during which he slowly read aloud from a teleprompter, is below.
"On September 11, 2001, a band of brave patriots turned the tide on our Nation's enemies and joined the immortal ranks of American heroes."President at the Flight 93 September 11 Memorial Service September 11, 2018
Then it was back to Twitter, so he could share a Breitbart link about “small business optimism.”
We will continue to update this post throughout the day as Trump attempts to mourn a national tragedy.
This post has been updated.
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