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Instead of joining President Joe Biden and other Democrats for what has been described as a “political photo op” at Ground Zero, former President Donald Trump honor commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks by paying a surprise visit to the city’s men and women in uniform.
The former president specifically made a visit to New York City’s 17th precinct police station and nearby fire department to speak with some of the first responders who’d actually experienced the Sept. 11 terror attacks firsthand.
And from the looks and sounds of it, they greatly appreciated his larger-than-life presence and kind words.
BREAKING: President Trump just made a surprise visit to the NYPD and FDNY on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11
“We’re not supposed to say it, but I’ll say it. We love the Blue.” pic.twitter.com/1aSAvkEpZe
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 11, 2021
Every Senior ranking Democrat politician starting with Biden, to include former Presidents Clinton and Obama, came to Ground Zero today for their photo op.
Only one former president stopped to visit with cops and firemen… President Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/bbfgXRGiBz
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) September 11, 2021
President Trump visiting the NYPD and FDNY on the 20th Anniversary of #September11 #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/wsOhQFbLE8
— Dan Scavino🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) September 11, 2021
His surprise visit came as left-wing activists and their media allies were busy lambasting him for not attending the name-reading ceremony at Ground Zero alongside Biden and former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama.
Some also falsely suggested the former president would be spending all day at a boxing match, when in reality the boxing match he was set to host was scheduled for late that evening, i.e., around the time that Biden would likely be fast asleep.
See the caustic, disingenuous criticism below:
Former President Trump — absent from the 20th anniversary 9/11 ceremony in his own city. pic.twitter.com/gjWq7muu4c
— Dave Catanese (@davecatanese) September 11, 2021
Where’s Trump? Former pres spanked for absence from 9/11 memorial services: “Ceremony isn’t about him, so why bother.” #NeverForget https://t.co/NBuhZa6KbV
— TheWrap (@TheWrap) September 11, 2021
Trump did not attend the 9/11 ceremony in his own city today. On 9/11, he remarked that after the twin towers fell, his building was now the tallest building in downtown Manhattan.
He will be hosting and commentating on a pay-per-view boxing match tonight. pic.twitter.com/TJagLr6LWU
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) September 11, 2021
BREAKING: Trump and Melania refused to attend today’s 9/11 ceremony that was attended by Presidents Joe Biden, Barack Obama, and Bill Clinton and First Ladies Jill Biden, Michelle Obama, and Hillary Clinton. RT IF YOU THINK THAT THE TRUMPS ARE A DISGRACE! pic.twitter.com/2sRZ4C1TRW
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) September 11, 2021
Question: Where is Trump during the 9/11 anniversary ceremony?
Answer: Preparing to do commentary for a boxing match in Florida. pic.twitter.com/tS2Sw63Dxf
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 11, 2021
How is former President Trump marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11? Somber speech? Wreath-laying ceremony? Nope. He’s getting ready to rumble: pic.twitter.com/v3KwzGoVR2
— The Mehdi Hasan Show (@MehdiHasanShow) September 9, 2021
President Joe Biden will go to three 9/11 sites on Saturday.
Former President Barack Obama will be at a NY remembrance ceremony.
Former President George W. Bush will be at a Pennsylvania one.
Former President Donald Trump will be charging $50 for boxing commentary in Florida.
— Nick Stylianou (@nmsonline) September 8, 2021
During his visit with the city’s finest, Trump was asked about the prospects of running for office again in 2024. His answer didn’t disappoint.
“That’s a tough question. Actually, for me it’s an easy question. I know what I’m going to do, but we are not supposed to be talking about it yet from the standpoint of campaign finance laws, which frankly are ridiculous,” he replied.
“You want to know the truth, but we have to live with it. But I think you are going to be happy. Let me put it that way. I think you are going to be very happy.”
He went on to slam the current president for his “gross incompetence” excess of failures both domestically and abroad, particularly in Afghanistan.
After the former president’s visits, his supporters noted how he’d commemorated the Sept. 11 attacks by visiting “with the blue-collar men and women that were the real heroes of that day” versus gathering “with the elite ruling class.”
That, they surmised, was why the media were so “big mad.”
Trump spent #September11 with the blue-collar men and women that were the real heroes of that day.
Biden was at a ceremony with the elite ruling class. pic.twitter.com/mMf5zULXhI
— Andrea Katherine (@AndreaKatSTL) September 11, 2021
Trump with the folks at NYPD & FDNY instead of with the elites.
Journo big mad. pic.twitter.com/yrUNObtmxv
— Tomas “Vote Yes To Recall” Morales (@TomasMorales_iv) September 11, 2021
He was with actual first responders. https://t.co/CDOdrWz33c pic.twitter.com/mz5GfG16rr
— Rising serpent 🇺🇸 (@rising_serpent) September 11, 2021
Left-wing activists were even angrier, to the point that they began demanding that a firefighter who’d been seen wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat while posing alongside the former president be fired and lose his livelihood.
.@FDNY spokesman says this uniformed firefighter who wore a MAGA hat for Trump’s visit to a firehouse in Tribeca broke rules and that the infraction ‘will be addressed’ (Framegrab from @cspan) pic.twitter.com/SWX5EVMAcA
— Andy Newman (@andylocal) September 11, 2021
— Vyzion Photo (@VyzionEnt) September 12, 2021
These idiots are a disgrace to their uniforms
— Gale Miller (@GaleMil02683669) September 12, 2021
They may be firefighters, first responders, but they ain’t hero’s in any way, shape, or form after this display. They show themselves to be a bunch of racist, misogynistic, homophobic pieces of Nazi Crap. On today of all days they honor TFG! https://t.co/jOGxlFMlBK
— RECLAIM OUR FLAG FROM MAGA🇺🇸 #ANTIFA #BLM (@ChrisRen1701) September 12, 2021
Some of these “idiots,” as the far-left calls them, may have very well been first responders during the Sept. 11 attacks. But apparently, that doesn’t matter.
As for the Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort fight that Trump hosted at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, much later that evening, it appears attendees also greatly appreciated his presence.
“WE LOVE TRUMP” chant breaks out at Holyfield vs Belfort fight @DonaldJTrumpJr pic.twitter.com/uW7S8pH3Ca
— Al Webb 🦅🇺🇸 (@alwebbj) September 12, 2021
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