Something strange happened this year on the 21st anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon: Former Bush administration press secretary Ari Fleischer suddenly stopped sending out his annual tweets in which he shared his recollections of that fateful day.
Why did Fleischer suddenly stop posting the tweets? According to Mediaite, it seems it has everything to do with money and the former press secretary’s new gig:
For years, Ari Fleischer has recognized the anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks on Twitter by sharing his minute-by-minute recollection of the day, but announced this year he would be retiring his tweeted commemorations — just a few months after he was hired as a consultant by the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour.
However, that’s not the reason Fleischer gave for no longer commemorating 9/11 with the tweets.
Fleischer tweeted that he would not be live-tweeting the anniversary and did not intend to do so ever again, posting a thread saying that he skipped tweeting last year because he was at the 20th anniversary events at Ground Zero and would be on a plane this year, and also adding that it was “exhausting to relive the day,” and it “wears me down to go through it, even though I am not the one who has suffered the most.”
In all cases, I have decided that my story has been told and I will not live tweet what took place on 9/11 again. In truth, it is exhausting to relive the day. It wears me down to go through it, even though I am not the one who has suffered the most.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) September 11, 2022
15 of the 19 terrorists who crashed planes into New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania were citizens of Saudi Arabia, as was the mastermind of the attack, the late Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, whose family owns the largest construction company in the Saudi kingdom.
Former president Donald Trump also has a connection to the Saudi LIV golf tour, having hosted one of the first U.S. pro-am tournaments at his Bedminster, NJ golf club. Trump defended his actions by claiming it’s still not clear who exactly carried out the Sept. 11 attacks, remarking:
“Nobody has gotten to the bottom of 9/11 unfortunately, and they should have.”
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