President Donald J. Trump posted a video to Twitter showing footage from the horrific 9/11 terrorist attacks alongside anti-Semitic Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s description of the attacks as “some people did something.”
Rep. Omar has received endless push back to her characterization of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “some people did something,” and now President Trump has chimed in with a powerful video posted to his Twitter.
The video starts with Omar telling viewers that “CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something,” then shows striking footage of the burning towers as the second plane hit, smoke billowing out of the Pentagon, and various news reports showing shocked reporters trying to come to grips with the largest terrorist attack on the United States.
President Trump’s video repeatedly replays Omar’s comment, showing different footage of the carnage and the survivors throughout. The president captioned the video with the text “We will never forget” written in all capital letters.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
As a resident of New York, President Trump was in close proximity to the Twin Towers during the attack, where he owns various properties. He was interviewed by media at Ground Zero only days after the attack, when his employees were actively participating in the lengthy cleanup.
Asked about the devastation, President Trump responded that he had just seen “what they call Ground Zero,” saying he had never seen anything like it.
“The devastation, the human life that was wasted, for no reason whatsoever, it is a terrible scene,” said President Trump. “But New Yorkers are very resilient and they’ll rebuild quickly.”
President Trump personally sent his workers to help clear the area, telling the reporter “I have a lot of men down here right now, we have over 100 and we have about 125 coming, so we’ll have a couple of hundred people down here,” adding, “They’re very brave and what they’re doing is amazing.”
In 2005, President Trump offered to rebuild the World Trade Center himself, making it “maybe a story taller,” and expressed chagrin at the now finished One World Trade Center.
No Traditional Farewell Ceremony for Donald Trump, Pentagon Confirms
The last time the Pentagon hadn’t held one was 40 years ago.
President Donald Trump will not receive a traditional farewell ceremony from the Pentagon, according to two officials who confirmed the news to Defense One.
Kevin Baron, Defense One’s founding executive editor, broke the story in the form of a commentary, saying that “it’s a shame, but not a surprise” and claiming that Trump “has used the military as a political prop since his first days in office.”
Although not a longstanding tradition per se, the Pentagon has held a farewell tribute for presidents leaving office going back four decades. The last time it hadn’t happened was when Jimmy Carter exited the White House and Ronald Reagan became president in 1981.
Despite not receiving a tribute from the Pentagon, Trump will ostensibly hold his own departure ceremony at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland and then fly to Florida on Air Force One early Wednesday morning. According to an anonymous individual who spoke with ABC News, “officials are considering an elaborate send-off event reminiscent of the receptions he’s received during state visits abroad, complete with a red carpet, color guard, military band and even a 21-gun salute.”
Last Friday Trump announced on Twitter that he would not be attending the inauguration of Joe Biden.
Vice President Mike Pence will deliver remarks Saturday to military personnel at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California, and then again on Sunday before 10th Mountain Division soldiers at Fort Drum, New York. He is expected to laud President Trump’s foreign policy achievements.
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