Donald Trump hasn’t started out on a good foot regarding the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on this nation. In combination with his jokes, bad behavior, and recent plans for a secret meeting with Taliban members just days before the date was here, Trump wasn’t showing much solemn respect for the White House’s moment of silence this morning — instead fidgeting around like a 2-year-old in what looking like some antsy anticipation for it to be over.
And if you were hoping that things would improve throughout the day — well, I hope you weren’t holding your breath.
During the Pentagon’s September 11th Pentagon Observance Ceremony this morning, Donald gave a speech to the gathered crowd. However, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that he treated this speech the same exact way he does all the rest — spending a whole lot more time talking about his damn self than actually speaking on the matter at hand.
“It was a day filled with shock, horror, sorrow, and righteous fury. I vividly remembered when I first heard the news. I was sitting at home watching a major business television show early that morning. Jack Welch, the legendary head of General Electric, was about to be interviewed when all of a sudden they cut away,” Trump recalled, kicking things off with a story about himself.
“At first there were different reports, it was a boiler fire. But I knew that boilers aren’t at the top of a building. It was a kitchen explosion… Nobody really knew what happened. There was great confusion,” he went on.
“I was looking out of a window from a building in midtown Manhattan directly at the World Trade Center when I saw a second plane at a tremendous speed go into the second tower. It was then that I realized the world was going to change.”
“I was no longer going to be, and it could never ever be, that innocent place that I thought it was. Soon after, I went down to ground zero with men who work for me to try to help in any little way that we could,” Trump proclaimed.
Twitter users wasted no time in expressing their disgust:
Donald Trump: “I vividly remember when I first heard the news. I was sitting at home watching a major business television show”
In 2015, Donald Trump claimed he was in “Jersey City, New Jersey where thousands & thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down”
— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) September 11, 2019
How does Donald Trump dare to turn a memorial speech at the Pentagon into an infomercial about himself. Who cares where he says he was. He is a scourge on America n democracy.
— SI Chi (@cus_si) September 11, 2019
Trump just talked abt himself at the ceremony & how he went down to ground zero & helped. Maggie, is there any proof of this? Anyway, in the past, he said he was busy watching ppl in NJ celebrating in the streets. Don’t know how you can talk to him. He’s such a liar & disgusting.
— LindaC (@LDCDee) September 11, 2019
And of course @realDonaldTrump just HAS to insert himself into the 9/11 tragedy. During his “speech” this morning he talked how he ‘and some people who worked for him” went down to Ground Zero to help in whatever little way we could”. Little is right – the ASSHOLE WASN”T THERE!!!
— JayWhiteEagle (@JayWhiteEagle) September 11, 2019
sometimes I forget how low the bar is now and then I hear Trump described as “somber and reflective” for reading off a teleprompter without shitting himself and throwing the feces at bystanders
— shauna (@goldengateblond) September 11, 2019
Trump, at the Pentagon today, once again falsely claims that he went down to Ground Zero to help first responders. I would show a pic of this but there are NONE.
— Nita Cosby (@5_2blue) September 11, 2019
The speech at the Pentagon was the MOST SHAMEFUL DISGRACEFUL example of Trumps insanity. He went to ground zero to help. LIE He watched the plane hit the tower, LIE, he saw 1000s of Arabs dancing in the street LIE. I am physically sick after that self serving diatribe. Shame
— don remington (@RemingtonDon) September 11, 2019
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