by Tom Pappert, Big League Politics:
President Donald J. Trump posted a video to Twitter showing footage from the horrific 9/11 terrorist attacks alongside anti-Semitic Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s description of the attacks as “some people did something.”
Rep. Omar has received endless push back to her characterization of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “some people did something,” and now President Trump has chimed in with a powerful video posted to his Twitter.
The video starts with Omar telling viewers that “CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something,” then shows striking footage of the burning towers as the second plane hit, smoke billowing out of the Pentagon, and various news reports showing shocked reporters trying to come to grips with the largest terrorist attack on the United States.
President Trump’s video repeatedly replays Omar’s comment, showing different footage of the carnage and the survivors throughout. The president captioned the video with the text “We will never forget” written in all capital letters.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 12 April 2019
As a resident of New York, President Trump was in close proximity to the Twin Towers during the attack, where he owns various properties. He was interviewed by media at Ground Zero only days after the attack, when his employees were actively participating in the lengthy cleanup.
Asked about the devastation, President Trump responded that he had just seen “what they call Ground Zero,” saying he had never seen anything like it.
“The devastation, the human life that was wasted, for no reason whatsoever, it is a terrible scene,” said President Trump. “But New Yorkers are very resilient and they’ll rebuild quickly.”
President Trump personally sent his workers to help clear the area, telling the reporter “I have a lot of men down here right now, we have over 100 and we have about 125 coming, so we’ll have a couple of hundred people down here,” adding, “They’re very brave and what they’re doing is amazing.”
In 2005, President Trump offered to rebuild the World Trade Center himself, making it “maybe a story taller,” and expressed chagrin at the now finished One World Trade Center.