New York, Sep 11 (AP) Former President Donald Trump commemorated the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks by visiting a fire station and police precinct in New York, where he criticized his successor for the way he pulled out of Afghanistan last month. Trump skipped joining President Joe Biden and other past presidents at official 9/11 memorial ceremonies Saturday at the World Trade Center and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Instead, he traveled several blocks from his Trump Tower building in Manhattan to the 17th police precinct and the neighboring fire station. Speaking to officers, Trump criticized the withdrawal from Afghanistan and expressed surprise about why it hadn’t come up in other 9/11 memorial speeches. It was gross incompetence, he said of the exit. Trump was asked by the officers whether he plans to launch a comeback run for the White House in 2024 — or for mayor of New York. He said it was an easy decision that would make them happy.
If I catch COVID it’s because of you, Trump said as he posed for photos with police officers. Trump planned to end the day in Florida, where he is providing commentary on a boxing match. hijackers to abandon their mission of targeting the U.S. Capitol, offered a lasting lesson of courage and hope.
This story and this place remind us each day what it means to be an American, said Wolf, a Democrat. In times of strife, we Americans, we come together. We comfort each other. We protect each other and we stand up for each other. This memorial is a powerful reminder of what we have lost. But it’s also a powerful reminder of the strength of the American spirit. Larry Catuzzi, father of Flight 93 passenger Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, said in an interview that he talks to her every day. I say something that kind of reminds me of her, and I’ll talk to her. Or something good happens to me and i thank her for her being with me, said Catuzzi, whose 38-year-old daughter was pregnant when she perished.
The family started a foundation in her name that has distributed college scholarships to more than 100 girls, funded three neonatal units and built a park in Houston memorializing the victims of Flight 93. (AP) .
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