On 9/11, one might think that Donald Trump’s first tweet would be about the terrible loss this nation faced when weaponized commercial jets crashed into the monolithic twin towers, killing thousands, and brave individuals took down their jet in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Of course, POTUS did not. When he finally got around to mentioning the first invasion on American soil since the attack on Pearl Harbor, the great tweeter said something remarkable.
Apparently, the commander-in-chief believed the most important part of this national memorial was his schedule. He and First Lady Melania Trump were scheduled to go to Pennsylvania he tweeted:
‘Departing Washington, D.C. to attend a Flight 93 September 11th Memorial Service in Shanksville, Pennsylvania with Melania.’
Over half hour later Trump managed to begrudgingly tweet out five words about this day burned into the country’s history. He said:
’17 years since September 11th!’
That was it. Five words, which never mentioned anything but some simple math. Clearly, this president had his mind on his own troubles with the anonymous op-ed about his capabilities, Bob Woodward’s new book, the special counsel, Robert Mueller’s investigation, Don Jr.’s exposed Trump Tower meeting with the Russians, all the indictments and conventions of people around his campaign, and it goes on.
If Trump managed to act like a president should act, he would have given 9/11 his first attention. Is it possible that the Donald does not recall many of the details of this historical event? Is it possible that he simply does not consider it important enough to merit his attention?
Only the man sitting in the Oval Office knows the answer to these questions. Regardless, he missed an easy opportunity to act presidential.
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