Trump Commemorates 9/11 With Visit to Those Who Deserve Our Thanks

Trump visits NYFD and NYPD on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Credit: Jack Posobiec

I wrote earlier about Joe Biden’s prerecorded speech today. That was very unusual not to commemorate on the day with live remarks at an event, when he was actually visiting all three sites. But the cognitive dissonance was something else. Biden spoke about unity, after he’s done nothing but spread disunity ever since he came in. And it’s hard to think people must have thought of him at these event after the shambles he made of Afghanistan and now leaving Americans and allies, and leaving the country, once again, in the hands of terrorists.

But just the video itself seemed strained, rehearsed, and heavily-edited, with odd make-up that made Biden look bad. Biden was trying to sound weighty, but it didn’t come off that way; it came off as reaching.

Then there was a speech from George W. Bush which was not received well at all, by many on the right who took his remarks as an attack on people on the right — which it no doubt was.

“We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders. But from violence that gathers within. There’s little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home. But in their disdain for pluralism. In their disregard for human life. In their determination to defile national symbols. They are children of the same foul spirit and it is our continuing duty to confront them.”

But if you listen to what he actually said, it’s applicable to BLM and Antifa, with the disregard for life and defiling national symbols. What makes me believe it’s an attack on the right is it shows the ignorant view of folks on the right as anti-pluralism. But indeed, it’s the folks on the left who tolerate no thought but their own.

The comparison between those remarks and the remarks from President Donald Trump was stark. Trump is from New York, and so the attack was a very personal thing for him. Trump commemorated the anniversary and recognized the first responders who gave all that day. But he also didn’t leave out where we are now — and what Biden did to get us here.

Now, one might argue whether or not that’s politicizing the day, but if there’s one thing that Trump isn’t, he isn’t a scripted Joe Biden. He’s raw, real, and doesn’t hold back. It’s unfortunately the stark reality of where Biden’s actions have left us at this point and on this very sad anniversary. Trump effectively details how Biden’s actions have wounded the country. There’s, justifiably, a lot of anger across the country that this has been the end result on this anniversary.

But Trump ends on a positive note. “Do not fear” because “America will be made great again,” he said.

Trump didn’t attend the official ceremony with Joe and Jill Biden, the Clintons, and the Obamas. But he did visit with members of the NYPD and the NYFD, thanking them and giving them the time and recognition that they deserved — something the other politicians didn’t.