And now, New York Times photographer Doug Mills has posted a photo of President Trump and the First Lady greeting "supporters," he says, as they arrive in Shanksville, Pennsylvania to attend a 9/11 Flight 93 memorial service.
The president can be seen with both fists in the air, and he appears excited and energized. First Lady Melania Trump appears to better understand the moment. Her head is down and she appears solemn.
— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) September 11, 2018
40 passengers and crew members died in the hijacked Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001. The four hijackers also died. The plane's brave passengers upon learning of the other attacks intentionally downed the plane into a field to avoid allowing the hijackers to plow the aircraft into its intended target: the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
And again, just as they did in response to Trump's earlier tweet, many Americans expressed confusion, anger, and outrage over this image of the President of the United States appearing in a celebratory mood on 9/11.
Trump fist-pumps as he arrives at a memorial service for victims of a violent attack https://t.co/9KeMlJUOfe
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 11, 2018
Seriously, what the hell is he doing here? https://t.co/A7UE6JP3dj
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) September 11, 2018
why is he making that face... why is this person the president... https://t.co/YFCtaJdf4C
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) September 11, 2018
A photo of the President of the United States on September 11. https://t.co/yVDgis2ruO
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 11, 2018
It’s the anniversary of one of the worst tragedies in American history - and Donald Trump is PUMPED!! https://t.co/kLtcDQYZ4e
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) September 11, 2018
Can you imagine having so little sense of decorum, sensitivity, self-awareness, that your first instinct upon arriving for an incredibly solemn ceremony, is to act as if you're at one of your rallies? https://t.co/7zOTiz6N9e
— Elizabeth West (@Limeylizzie) September 11, 2018
we now have a picture to go along with that tweet https://t.co/2WHaxYtAiu
— Sam Ro (@bySamRo) September 11, 2018
A solemn president arrives in Pennsylvania to commemorate the 9/11 terror attacks. https://t.co/CSzQebFqHB
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) September 11, 2018
the solemnity of the occasion is really underscored by the first pumps https://t.co/N5q52kIEcx
— David Mack (@davidmackau) September 11, 2018
He can’t even take 9/11 off from being a colossal schmuck...
— andy lassner (@andylassner) September 11, 2018
Not only is this a day of solemn remembrance for Americans about what befell us 17 years ago, it’s a day to mourn the death of dignity and democracy, as our “president” is a moronic angry clown who should be barred from this and all services to mark 9/11 https://t.co/Cukv95EbAG
— Stefanie Iris Weiss (@EcoSexuality) September 11, 2018
This looks incredibly inappropriate. Maybe someone could tell him about Todd Beamer, one of the heroes who reclaimed that plane from hijackers & subverted the target. I think about Todd every year, & his wife, Lisa, who was then 5 months pregnant. That baby must be 17 now. https://t.co/3U8gAdmZK8
— Annie Heckenberger (@anniemal) September 11, 2018
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