As we’re all painfully aware, today marks the 18th anniversary of one of this nation’s most heartwrenching tragedies — where 2,997 people lost their lives as a result of the 9/11 attack.
While millions in this country continue to mourn the loss of their loved ones and attempt to heal from the catastrophe, it seems that Donald Trump can’t even muster up enough respect surrounding the situation to make himself even appear to be a fraction of a decent human being.
You can start with the fact that, for the last several months, many of his minions such as “Moscow” Mitch McConnell have been fighting tooth and nail to pull funding from the 9/11 victims.
Then we can talk about all the disgusting jokes he’s made and disrespectful behavior he’s displayed surrounding the devastating tragedy — such as making public quips about stages falling on survivors, bragging about his building being the tallest in New York after the destruction of the Twin Towers, and fist-pumping his way into a memorial service for the lives lost.
And lest we forget: He literally had secret plans (though they ended up falling through but that didn’t stop him from announcing it on Twitter, nonetheless) to meet with Taliban members mere days before the anniversary.
And now that the anniversary is here, Trump is no more respectful to the tragedy than before.
Today, the White House observed a moment of silence in respect for the lives lost 18 years ago — and throughout the entire thing, Trump couldn’t even bear to hold his ass still.
As all of those around him stood in solemn remembrance, Donald fidgeted like a crack head:
Pres. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump observe a moment of silence at the White House for the victims of 9/11 on the 18th anniversary of the attacks. https://t.co/gDtOJIv1MY pic.twitter.com/M4AoF6zVnl
— ABC News (@ABC) September 11, 2019
Unsurprisingly so, Twitter users had plenty to say on the matter:
He can’t stand still for one freakin’ second.
— Serrano Rose NYCArtist. (@SerranoRose1) September 11, 2019
Look at how bad they are at pretending to give even the slightest shit about anyone else.
— LibT.A.R.D.I.S. (@dinnerbeans) September 11, 2019
Melania looks like she means it, while Trump looks constipated. She may be just be a better actor.
— Sheridan (@Grey_is_Grey) September 11, 2019
He would rather be tweeting.
— lesliev8 (@lesliev85) September 11, 2019
Melania bows her head..
Trump in his narcisstic arrogance shows no respect.
— Teresa U (@TeresaU98613187) September 11, 2019
he cannot stand still even for one minute. he’s definitely got a lot of serious health issues…physical and mental.
— Linda Salecker (@spikechicago) September 11, 2019
Ah yes, the traditional observance of squinting and squirming.
— Matt Pociask (@matt_pociask) September 11, 2019
I can’t say with certainty whether his inability to just fucking stand still for two minutes stems from a deep-seated disrespect, a quickly-worsening case of Dementia, or serious drug issue. But whatever the reason may be, it’s clear that Donald Trump doesn’t have even a moment’s earnest compassion for this nation’s biggest heartbreak.
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