Uninvited Trump to visit Ground Zero on 9/11 when Joe Biden leaves, dubbed 'childish'
Former President Donald Trump, who is not a lovable member of the ex-presidents' self-made club and also is a distinctly unpopular figure in New York City, said he will visit Ground Zero on Saturday, September 10, to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, but only after President Joe Biden leaves. He is the only surviving US president not expected to attend one of the official 9/11 memorial ceremonies and instead has plans to host a boxing match in Florida.
The POTUS flew into New York on Friday night for the official 9/11 memorial ceremony at Ground Zero which began at 8.30 am on Saturday and is currently underway. He was joined by former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and their respective wives, Michelle and Hillary. Among the others expected in attendance at Ground Zero are House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. Meanwhile, former President George W Bush, who was less than a year into his presidency when the horrific September 11 terrorist attacks took place, will attend the ceremony in Pennsylvania where Flight 93 crashed. Biden will leave New York around 10 am to head to Shanksville, followed by the Pentagon thereafter.
President Biden, former President Obama, and former President Clinton arrive in lower Manhattan pic.twitter.com/POMJSIP78f— The Hill (@thehill) September 11, 2021
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Trump's visit to Ground Zero was carefully planned so as to not clash with Biden
Trump told Fox News Friday he will travel to Manhattan to pay his respects at the site of the World Trade Center where almost 3,000 people were killed on the nation's darkest day. He is expected to visit Ground Zero at around 1.30 pm, after being informed of the plans by the Secret Service, local law enforcement officials told the New Jersey Globe.
The timing was carefully designed so that Trump could have his wish of not bumping into his successor Biden as the current president will have departed New York by that time to attend ceremonies in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the Pentagon. People on Twitter were quick to pick up on the pettiness of his timing. "Who gives a flying f**k? He’s a private citizen. He can visit like any other tourist," one of them said, while another noted, "Such a small person."
A third remarked, "Will he give back the 4 million he stole from first responders?" The next said, "Childish man." Another stated, "What’s the big deal if he goes after Biden leaves? Biden hates him as do Obama, Clinton and Bush. With his debilities Biden would say or do something insulting if Trump were there. Why invite trouble?" A commenter tweeted, "Always a coward and always making it about himself." A person reacted with, "No one needs his lying a** there."
Who gives a flying f**k? He’s a private citizen. He can visit like any other tourist.— BABB (@Stumpycat1145) September 11, 2021
Such a small person— Strewth (@Strewth10) September 11, 2021
Will he give back the 4 million he stole from first responders? https://t.co/fn2x251IVe— Barbara Sobel 🏴☠️ (@RealSobelPromo) September 11, 2021
Childish man.— Simon Warbrick (@SyWarbrick1) September 11, 2021
What’s the big deal if he goes after Biden leaves? Biden hates him as do Obama, Clinton and Bush. With his debilities Biden would say or do something insulting if Trump were there. Why invite trouble?— Jennifer Barker (@jbarker777) September 11, 2021
Always a coward and always making it about himself.— KC Murphy (@klcmurphy) September 11, 2021
No one needs his lying ass there. pic.twitter.com/j83KaHrkc5— kory (@korykblack) September 11, 2021
Trump's 9/11 message is all about attacking Biden
Even Trump's 9/11 message sent by his Save America PAC in an email titled 'NEW: 20th Anniversary of September 11th Address from President Donald J Trump' was to further his own political agenda and condemning Biden instead of empathizing with the lives that were lost on the tragic day and calling for unity in fighting terrorism. He only briefly addressed the horrific day that saw four deadly coordinated terrorist attacks on America at the start of the video statement.
"For the great people of our country, this is a very sad day. September 11th represents great sorrow for our country," he said. "Many things were displayed that day, including, most importantly, the bravery of our police, fire and first responders of every kind. The job they did was truly unbelievable. We love them and we thank them."
JUST IN - Trump speaks on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.pic.twitter.com/81rcA2vyGm— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) September 11, 2021
After this, Trump launched an attack on Biden. "It is also a sad time for the way our war on those that did so much harm to our country ended last week," he said. "The loss of 13 great warriors and the many more who were wounded should never have happened. Overall, two hundred and fifty people were killed in Afghanistan last week and so many more were seriously injured. We had eighty-five billion dollars of the finest and most sophisticated military equipment taken from us without even a shot being fired."
Trump called Biden a "fool" whose administration "admitted defeat." "The leader of our country was made to look like a fool, and that can never be allowed to happen," he said. "It was caused by bad planning, incredible weakness, and leaders who truly didn't understand what was happening. This is the 20th year of this war and should have been a year of victory and honor and strength. Instead, Joe Biden and his inept administration surrendered in defeat. We will live on, but sadly, our country will be wounded for a long period of time, we will struggle to recover from the embarrassment this incompetence has caused. Do not fear, however, America will be made great again."