Trump's 9/11 Memorial speech includes a vow and threat

Cheryl Sanders
September 13, 2017

Trump and first lady Melania Trump observed a moment of silence at the White House on Monday at the exact moment that a hijacked airplane was slammed into the World Trade Center. This scene was also repeated on Monday - September 11 - when the nation paid homage to the victims of the two terrorist attacks at the World Trade Centre site.

Last year, Trump joined in a bipartisan 9/11 remembrance ceremony in New York City that later became a heated political moment in the 2016 presidential race. Thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected to gather at the World Trade Center to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil.

So, as Americans have done every year since, on Monday they paid tribute to the almost 3,000 people who died in the terror attacks - a solemn and emotional anniversary that also highlighted the country's strength when its citizens come together. Trump was in NY during the 2001 attacks. "And it did not matter what color you were or where you were from", said a tearful Magaly Lemagne, who lost her brother, Port Authority of NY and New Jersey police officer David Lemagne.

"Our country came together that day", she said, the AP added.

He said that when America is united, "no force on earth can break us apart".

Donald Trump is in the headlines for all the wrong reasons as the 16th anniversary of 9/11 and the attack on the World Trade Centre and multiple plane hijackings on United States soil passed yesterday.

Unfortunately, Trump hasn't always been so diplomatic and discreet, with his history of freakish comments and outrageous conspiracies surrounding the September 11 attacks coming back to haunt him. It should be completed in time to dedicate the tower in time for the 17th anniversary ceremony next year.

"That was the longest 12 minutes of my life", Pence told the crowd, CNN noted, before adding the shocking news that Flight 93 had gone down long before it reached its destination.

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