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
Brian Williams compares Corey Lewandowski’s opening statement to the North Korean news lady
MSNBC host Brian Williams on Tuesday noted the similarities between former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and North Korean news anchor Ri Chun Hee.
"Corey Lewandowski, the former Trump campaign manager who is now considering a Senate run in New Hampshire, testified before the House Judiciary Committee today," Williams reported. "It is likely his North Korean anchorwoman-quality opening remarks were meant were one viewer (Donald Trump)."
Ri, who has earned the nickname "Pink Lady," is known for her enthusiastic reading of government-approved news.
Watch the video below from MSNBC.
‘Train-wreck of a witness’: Analysts nail ‘obstructive’ Corey Lewandowski for proving the Democrats’ case
Political commentator Catherine Rampell disagreed with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni that the Democrats faltered during the hearing with Corey Lewandowski Tuesday. Former state and federal prosecutor Elie Honig called Lewandowski a "train-wreck of a witness."
She explained that Democrats had an extremely low bar: they had to prove Trump obstructed justice and that Corey Lewandowski gave one of the examples of such obstructions. In that sense, Rampell said they accomplished their goals.
"I don’t think this was a great day for Corey Lewandowski," she began. "This is a guy who went on TV and announced to the world -- apparently at the same time he is also trying to fundraise for Senate -- that he lies most of the time. Except when he's under oath."
WATCH: Ana Navarro keeps shouting down Trump booster — even as CNN host cuts to commercial
President Donald Trump cheered on his top Hispanic advisor Steve Cortes, who appeared before a New Mexico audience. Trump asked Cortes which he loved more, Hispanics or America, which prompted CNN's Ana Navarro to blast the president for racism. Meanwhile, Trump's latest CNN shill cried "political correctness."
"Look, I suspect he didn't want to offend Steve Cortes and I suspect Steve Cortes was not offended," Navarro said. "But really what a stupid thing to say. Right? To somehow ask the question about whether you love the country more than you love Hispanics -- they are one and the same."