President Donald Trump marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by visiting officers from the New York police and fire departments to thank them personally for their service to the nation – including as they were the first responders 20 years ago.
Trump chose to go to the first responders
Trump visited, in particular, the 17th Precinct of the NYPD in Manhattan’s East Midtown, in New York City, where he posed for photos with the police officers, and did a question and answer session.
Trump’s team apparently decided he would forgo a visit to the 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero where the ceremony was attended by Democrat President Joe Biden as well as former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, also Democrats.
Former President George W. Bush, a Republican, meanwhile gave a speech in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the crash site of United Flight 93, the fourth hijacked flight, which never reached its destination to blow up the US Capitol in Washington, DC thanks to the courage of the 44 regular American passengers on board who fought the terrorists.
As he remembered the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 attacks, President Trump also rightfully lambasted Joe Biden for the “embarrassment” that he caused for America with his catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Trump described it more specifically as “gross incompetence” even as he stated that he hated “to talk about it on this day.”
Earlier The New Jersey Globe had cited law enforcement officials as saying that Trump was going to visit the Ground Zero site in New York City at about 1:30 EST after Joe Biden had already left for Shanksville and then for the crash site at the Pentagon in the Washington, DC area.
Instead, Donald Trump visited the police precinct at about 1:40 pm EST where he was greeted and cheered by police officers and firefighters, where someone could be heard shouting in the crowd, “Thank you for keeping us safe!”
As he called 9/11 “a very sad day”, President Trump criticized the others who gave speeches – apparently referring to Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and maybe George W. Bush – for not even mentioning the disastrous and very, very recent pullout from Afghanistan which meant America’s humiliating loss in the 20-year war and the rise to power of the radical Islamist terrorist Taliban, the same who helped al-Qaeda with the 9/11 attacks by hosting its core.
Trump emphasized that the disaster caused by the pullout should “never have been allowed to happen.”
He added that he heard all speeches for the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and that none of the speakers “mentioned what they did” – apparently referring to Afghanistan – but that America will now have to live with that, and that this is “very disappointing.”
5-year-old would’ve done a better pullout
Trump ripped the Biden administration for giving away $85 billion worth of military equipment, including “brand new Apache helicopters.”
“Can you believe it?” he asked the police officers and firefighters in Manhattan, adding “They gave them away!”
The 45th President of the United States reminded all that the Biden administration “had all the time in the world” for an orderly pullout – since everybody was “on hold”, including the Taliban.
In his words, Biden had the option to stay for one more month, or three more years, or as much as needed – and the Taliban wouldn’t have been able to do anything.
POTUS 45 also deplored the “horrible timing” of the entire Afghanistan disaster right on the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
Trump declared that ever “a five-year-old” kid would’ve known that the military should be the last one to withdraw, as opposed to the first one, as Biden did, wreaking havoc on everything.
And he’s certainly right.