President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participated in a September 11th Pentagon Observance Ceremony on Wednesday morning.
But many viewers of the event noted that Trump spent a lot of time talking about himself during his speech at the ceremony.
“It was a day filled with shock, horror, sorrow, and righteous fury. I vividly remembered when I first heard the news. I was sitting at home watching a major business television show early that morning. Jack Welch, the legendary head of General Electric, was about to be interviewed when all of a sudden they cut away,” the president said.
“At first there were different reports, it was a boiler fire. But I knew that boilers aren’t at the top of a building. It was a kitchen explosion… Nobody really knew what happened. There was great confusion,” Trump continued.
“I was looking out of a window from a building in midtown Manhattan directly at the World Trade Center when I saw a second plane at a tremendous speed go into the second tower. It was then that I realized the world was going to change.
“I was no longer going to be, and it could never ever be, that innocent place that I thought it was. Soon after, I went down to ground zero with men who work for me to try to help in any little way that we could,” Trump said.
Twitter users were quick to express their outrage about Trump’s speech:
Donald Trump: “I vividly remember when I first heard the news. I was sitting at home watching a major business television show”
In 2015, Donald Trump claimed he was in “Jersey City, New Jersey where thousands & thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down”
— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) September 11, 2019
How does Donald Trump dare to turn a memorial speech at the Pentagon into an infomercial about himself. Who cares where he says he was. He is a scourge on America n democracy.
— SI Chi (@cus_si) September 11, 2019
Trump just talked abt himself at the ceremony & how he went down to ground zero & helped. Maggie, is there any proof of this? Anyway, in the past, he said he was busy watching ppl in NJ celebrating in the streets. Don’t know how you can talk to him. He’s such a liar & disgusting.
— LindaC (@LDCDee) September 11, 2019
And of course @realDonaldTrump just HAS to insert himself into the 9/11 tragedy. During his “speech” this morning he talked how he ‘and some people who worked for him” went down to Ground Zero to help in whatever little way we could”. Little is right – the ASSHOLE WASN”T THERE!!!
— JayWhiteEagle (@JayWhiteEagle) September 11, 2019
sometimes I forget how low the bar is now and then I hear Trump described as “somber and reflective” for reading off a teleprompter without shitting himself and throwing the feces at bystanders
— shauna (@goldengateblond) September 11, 2019
I’m sorry but could Donald Trump be anymore emotionless during his speech this morning? Good job reading from the screen…😡😡😡😡 seriously show some respect act like you actually care for the American people….
— Red Reign (@RedddReign) September 11, 2019
Trump, at the Pentagon today, once again falsely claims that he went down to Ground Zero to help first responders. I would show a pic of this but there are NONE.
— Nita Cosby (@5_2blue) September 11, 2019
The nerve of trump saying he went to ground zero to help, he’s despicable https://t.co/uXFT8aGf6V
— Arden Lemoine (@ArdenLemoine) September 11, 2019
Caught a glimpse of trump’s 9/11 remarks and it made me so angry that this greedy, lying buffoon was doing so. Lying about helping first responders. Lying about muslims cheering. Bragging about his building being the tallest. #NeverForget
— AnnM (@ToepickTrips) September 11, 2019
We just turned the channel to the FOOD channel. It’s now 9.11, tRump giving his speech and he repeated how he “went down there.” Can’t watch that POS.
— Winter Texan (@damian_godden) September 11, 2019
The speech at the Pentagon was the MOST SHAMEFUL DISGRACEFUL example of Trumps insanity. He went to ground zero to help. LIE He watched the plane hit the tower, LIE, he saw 1000s of Arabs dancing in the street LIE. I am physically sick after that self serving diatribe. Shame
— don remington (@RemingtonDon) September 11, 2019
Amy Klobuchar shredded for trying to relate to union audience by saying her ‘name in Spanish class was Elena’
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) met with Culinary Union members in Las Vegas, Nevada Tuesday night during the CNN town hall for her opponents. The Culinary Union is made up of the over 60,000 hotel housekeepers, bartenders, restaurant and casino workers, and others who make up the backbone of the entire city. Many members are Spanish-speaking and people of color, yet it was still puzzling why Klobuchar began her speech with a bizarre anecdote.
According to Culinary members and reporters present, she began by saying, "My name is Amy, but when I was in fourth grade Spanish they gave me the name Elena."
Maddow reports on the ‘doomsday scenario’ that impacted America like a ‘domestic nuclear bomb’
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Tuesday reported on the "rule of law emergency" as Attorney General Bill Barr uses the Department of Justice as a "weapon" to benefit Donald Trump.
Maddow reported on all of the key investigations being run by the Southern District of New York (SDNY), which is known as the Sovereign District of New York for its independence from DOJ headquarters.
"They are investigating the Trump inaugural committee, SDNY is investigating the Trumps' family business, SDNY is investigating criminal behavior of President Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani," Maddow noted. "SDNY put Michael Cohen in prison for hush money paid by the president's campaign before the 2016 election."
Trump’s attempt to govern as a ‘king’ is disillusioning an entire generation of young lawyers: Professor
President Donald Trump's partisan acquittal from impeachment, attacks on the Justice Department, and efforts to shield or pardon criminals and corrupt politicians is already taking its toll.
On MSNBC Tuesday, New York University Law professor Melissa Murray said that the president's behavior is coloring her own law students' view of the world, and of their future career.
"We often learn from you, the big picture of what you tell your students," said host Ari Melber. "For people watching this, if this evidence lines up this way, this looks like it is bad and getting worse. What do you say to them?"