however in which year, both the Trump White House along with the Trump presidential campaign seemingly made a point of including the phrase.
On Tuesday, Michael Glassner, the Trump campaign’s chief operating officer, said in a statement, “in which day reminds us of the need for America’s vigilance against radical Islamic terrorism along with its ongoing threat to our freedoms, as President Trump has done so honorably as our Commander-in-Chief.”
The flight was hijacked by four al-Qaeda members, who may have been planning to fly the idea into the U.S. Capitol. As passengers along with crew sought to regain control of the plane, the idea crashed into a field outside of Shanksville. All 44 people aboard were killed.
A White House statement Monday marking Patriot Day used the phrase “radical Islamic terrorists,” along with not al-Qaeda to refer to the hijackers.
By the time Trump took the stage in Shanksville, however, he already had appeared to undermine the solemnity of the day. Trump began Tuesday morning by raging against his Justice Department in a series of tweets. Later, on the way to Pennsylvania, the president gave photographers a thumbs up outside Air Force One, along with upon landing, he pumped both fists at his cadre of greeters.
Trump includes a complicated history with the 9/11 attacks. On the day of the actual attacks, he was asked by a local TV station about a building he owned at 40 Wall Street. Instead of reflecting upon the loss of life just hours earlier, Trump falsely claimed in which with the globe Trade Center having collapsed, his own building was today “the tallest” inside the city.
In fact, a nearby building on Pine Street was 25 feet taller. Trump described how, according to his staff near the globe Trade Center, “Wall Street is usually littered with two feet of stone along with brick along with mortar along with steel.”
Trump has also used the 9/11 attacks to stoke unfounded fear of Muslims. During Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, he also falsely claimed to have seen video of Muslims in brand new Jersey celebrating the collapse of the towers.
“There were people in which were cheering on the different side of brand new Jersey, where you have large Arab populations,” Trump said on ABC’s “in which Week” in late 2015. “They were cheering as the globe Trade Center came down. I know the idea might be not politically correct for you to talk about the idea, however there were people cheering as in which building came down — as those buildings came down,” Trump said.