In honor of the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, on Wednesday President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump both posted tweets that pictured them standing on a balcony underneath or above the words “We Will Never Forget.”
While conservatives appeared to respond to the posts by issuing their own Sept. 11 tributes and thanking the president for his efforts to protect America from further terror attacks, many on the left reacted to it with scorn, derision, and highly disturbing conspiracy theories.
Look at the posts below:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2019
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) September 11, 2019
While you may see nothing wrong with the posts, conspiracy theorists on the left saw a hidden message. According to them, the trim lacing on the bottom portion of Melania’s coat looked like an airplane crashing into a skyscraper …
“I’m sure I’m not the first one to spot this but who in the world thought it was a good idea for Melania to wear this coat in the 9/11 photo. It legit looks like an object is flying into a tower or the Washington Monument,” one conspiracy theorist opined on Twitter.
“Is…is that a plane crashing into one of the twin towers in the back of Melania’s coat?!?” another asked.
Included among the conspiracy theorists were even some notable blue-check-mark individuals:
Is…is that a plane crashing into one of the twin towers in the back of Melania’s coat?!? pic.twitter.com/7hhBjooU4z
— Abe Caldwell (@AbeBeeEeeC) September 11, 2019
First of all, it’s not about you.
Second of all, who thought the embroidery on this coat was a good idea to wear on #September11? #NeverForget #WorldTradeCenter #TwinTowers#NeverForgotten #remember911 #911Memorial #UnitedWeStand pic.twitter.com/TzBFK9V4hM
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) September 11, 2019
What the heck is on Melania’s skirt? It’s like a huge Washington Monument being quite untoward. Melania knew that weird skirt design would grab all the attention. On a 9/11 photo shoot, she made it all about her. Who says she’s not a Trump? https://t.co/kMPPcvG5ng pic.twitter.com/EPDKiBGE4S
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸 (@aravosis) September 11, 2019
I’m sure I’m not the first one to spot this but who in the world thought it was a good idea for Melania to wear this coat in the 9/11 photo. It legit looks like an object is flying into a tower or the Washington Monument pic.twitter.com/w2qOpxP15G
— Ashley Spivey (@AshleySpivey) September 11, 2019
Can someone hem his pants?? And who trolled melania giving her that coat with the tower shaped stitching and plane shaped tag flying through it?
— skirschmeis (@staceymeis) September 12, 2019
Melania wears a coat in thier 911 post that literally looks like a plane flew into a tower.
Did they fire all the stylists too or is Melania just the biggest troll ever?? pic.twitter.com/lhLfBCFKwi
— Mrs. John ❤ Shepard (@loveShepard4eva) September 11, 2019
And Melania wearing a coat dress with a picture of the tower with a plane flying through it. Is this supposed to be cute?
— Farmers Daughter🌊🖌️📚 (@kdbk42) September 11, 2019
Holy s**t – her jacket does a have the image of a tower with a plane flying through it. That says it all, folks.
— Anna (@ainsleyroad) September 11, 2019
These people make me sick. Melania’s dress has the twin tower, with a plane flying through it, embroidered on her dress. Dear God help us! pic.twitter.com/QZoDcqJorI
— Sharon Ann (@caymencurse) September 11, 2019
Jesus in last pic literally it looks like a plane flying through a tower oh my god.. everytime you think they can’t get worse..this must have been on purpose the disrespect!,I feel sick. Never forget September 11 💔😓
— Ava (@CristalPanther) September 11, 2019
It’s not clear whether these people simply suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome or whether they happen to be actual schizophrenics.
Responding to these bizarre complaints, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said to USA Today, “It’s ridiculous.”
Some of the tweets about the president and first lady’s Sept. 11 pictures were also stunningly hypocritical, given how many times that former President Barack Hussein had celebrated events and people by sharing photos of himself.
Yet the same sorts of far-left celebrities, pundits and “journalists” who never spoke ill of Obama were quick to slam the Trumps for sharing photos of themselves on 9/11:
OMFG I just realized that the day we remember the 3000 lives lost on 9/11, President Trump has tweeted out a photo featuring only himself and his wife. https://t.co/csJpyaPe9z
— Morgan J. Freeman (@mjfree) September 11, 2019
On the anniversary of 3,000 lost lives, a photo of himself https://t.co/wxGoiXLDUJ
— David Frum (@davidfrum) September 11, 2019
On the anniversary of 9/11, the man who (falsely) bragged about his building now being the tallest on Manhattan, and invited the Taliban to dinner, tweets .. a selfie of himself. https://t.co/c4t4RPzFVp
— Morten Øverbye (@morten) September 11, 2019
While it’s unclear whether any of them ever cried foul during Obama’s tenure in office, the chances seem unlikely given how much adoration the former president routinely received.
Nevertheless, here are just a few examples of Obama celebrating events/people with selfies:
Here’s to The King who was as extraordinary on the links as he was generous to others. Thanks for the memories, Arnold. pic.twitter.com/UlyfpIBOL2
— President Obama (@POTUS44) September 26, 2016
He shook up the world, and the world’s better for it. Rest in peace, Champ. pic.twitter.com/z1yM3sSLH3
— President Obama (@POTUS44) June 4, 2016
— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) July 18, 2016
— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) July 2, 2016
In a single moment 58 years ago today, Rosa Parks helped change this country. pic.twitter.com/C502SKfJnj
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 1, 2013
— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) November 22, 2013
“The events of September 11, 2001, left a permanent mark on the spirit of every American.” —President Obama pic.twitter.com/oob3Hc0vmi
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 11, 2015
In remarks made at the Pentagon early Wednesday morning, the current president made it clear that, though he’d posted a photo to Twitter of himself and his wife for Sept. 11, all he really had on his mind and in his heart were the thousands of Americans died during the terror attacks 18 years ago.
“Today, our nation honors and mourns the nearly 3,000 lives that were stolen from us on September 11th, 2001. On these grounds, 184 people were murdered when al Qaeda terrorists overtook American Airlines Flight 77 and crashed it into the Pentagon,” he said.
“For every American who lived through that day, the September 11th attack is seared into our soul. It was a day filled with shock, horror, sorrow, and righteous fury.”
Listen to the whole speech below:
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