On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the United States, former President Donald Trump did what he always does, no matter the occasion: He made it all about him and aired his petty grievances in a video that was supposed to be a tribute to the Americans we lost on that fateful day two decades ago.
While President Joe Biden was in New York on Saturday morning to commemorate the day — with plans to travel to the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, later in the day — Trump had his Save America PAC send out an email containing the ex-president’s video message.
The video begins with Trump remarking:
“For the great people of our country, this is a very sad day. September 11th represents great sorrow for our country. 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.”
From there, Trump proved yet again that he is incapable of being gracious or recognizing the true meaning of the anniversary:
“It is also a sad time for the way our war on those that did so much harm to our country ended last week. 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. The leader of our country was made to look like a fool, and that can never be allowed to happen. 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.”
Former Pres. Trump delivers a video address on the 20th anniversary of 9/11: pic.twitter.com/xAc6GR5OST
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) September 11, 2021
A man who incited domestic terrorists to attack the U.S. Capitol is complaining about his successor in office. That may well be the ultimate in hypocrisy and irony.
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