President Trump is getting some heat from Twitter users after he tweeted out a tribute to the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks this Wednesday morning.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2019
The tweet showed a picture of the President and First Lady Melania Trump looking out into the distance with the caption, “We will never forget.” Most of the criticism directed towards Trump was over his recent revelation that he invited the Taliban to Camp David for negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan. Trump revealed in a tweet that the meeting was canceled due to ongoing attacks on U.S. soldiers in the region.
One notable response came from George Conway, husband to Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway, who retweeted Trump’s commemoration with the added comment, “Except when we invite the Taliban over for a photo op.”
Except when we invite the Taliban over for a photo op. https://t.co/kZaD35ozd6
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) September 11, 2019
There was no shortage of responses in the comment thread that developed beneath Trump’s tweet, one of whom was political activist Holly Figueroa O’Reilly, who listed some of Trump’s less-than-appropriate actions surrounding past 9/11 anniversaries.
Here's Trump on the campaign trail talking about literally clearing rubble at ground zero after #september11.
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) September 11, 2019
Others had their own examples to share:
Yes, we will never forget that:
Trump tells 9/11 first responders: ‘I was down there also’. According to Richard Alles, a retired deputy chief with the New York Fire Department, Trump was not a presence at ground zero.
— Thorsten (@Airvooocht) September 11, 2019
You bragged about how the murder of over 2,000 Americans left you with the tallest building in New York.
Go fuck yourself.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) September 11, 2019
Fixed it. It’s not all about you, shocking I know! This day is for all the victims, first responders , volunteers and their families! pic.twitter.com/NQHhKNWjyL
— BrunosMommy (@mariadw1) September 11, 2019
Reminder: The Republican Party made 9/11 first responders travel to Congress, even though they were sick & dying, to beg lawmakers to fund the 9/11 Health & Compensation Act
— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) September 11, 2019
Here is your annual reminder –
Trump’s first thought on 9/11 was the height of his own building.
He then LIED about helping out.
He CLAIMED money for damage.
He LIED about Muslims ‘dancing in celebration’ in New Jersey.
— Jon Fish 🐠 (@lionel_jon) September 11, 2019
Imagine the type of people who will defend this monster as he tries to make 9/11 remembrance about himself, after A) bragging that he had the tallest building after collapse B) lied about being downtown C) lied about seeing Muslims celebrate D) filed claim for damages from attack
— Alt-HeathenAngel☢️🌮 (@BeachPeach4) September 11, 2019
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