Former President Donald Trump is being slammed on social media for skipping the 9/11 ceremony on Saturday morning when former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama joined with current Joe Biden to honor the memory of the victims of the 9/11 attack in Manhattan on the 20th anniversary of their deaths.
With former President George W. Bush giving a speech at the Shanksville crash site in Pennsylvania, Trump was nowhere to be seen after issuing a video statement early Saturday morning.
McClatchy and Washingtonian politics writer Dave Catanese was quick to point out Trump’s absence, tweeting out, “Former President Trump — absent from the 20th anniversary 9/11 ceremony in his own city.”
Others pointed out that he was “preparing to do commentary for a boxing match in Florida.”
That set off a flood of criticism of the former president who maintains a residence in New York City and has made more than a few dubious claims about what he saw and what he experienced twenty years ago,
Check some of the comments 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 is Trump?
Where he has always been in the moments adult leadership has been needed: nonexistent. https://t.co/tymVhqXG6X
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) September 11, 2021
Real patriots don't want to see or hear from Donald today. He lied about #September11. He's a traitor to this country.
Where is Trump? If we're lucky…hell.
— Kimberley Johnson (@AuthorKimberley) September 11, 2021
Trump feels strongly about Robert E Lee but skips out on conventional patriotism. https://t.co/UEi3x9mWmW
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) 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
And where is Trump?
Here is Former President Trump right at this moment- pic.twitter.com/rqysHXhYKB
— Pexsy 🇺🇳 (@Pexsy) September 11, 2021
Who cares? I think God that he is not president at this moment. 9/11 would be turned into Trump stealing the show, telling us how great he is and ruining the entire day. Selfishly. I am glad that all the victims of 9/11 and your families can experience this day with honor.
— Brandy 👀 (@BrandyProudLib) September 11, 2021