9/11: Comparison of Donald Trump and Barack Obama's Tweets Shows a Major Difference between Them
President Donald Trump's tweet on 9/11, and that of former President Barack Obama showed the difference between the two men, and Twitter users are all over it.
On Wednesday, the United States marked the 18th anniversary of the terror attack on the twin towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York.
While Americans remembered those they lost, there was equally a comparison by many on how President Donald Trump's tweet in commemoration of the day differed from that of former President Barack Obama.
President Trump tweeted a photo of himself and Melania, with the word, "We Will Never Forget," boldly written underneath the American flag.
"As we remember those we lost on 9/11, we also remember the spirit of unity, and togetherness that defined the weeks, and months after. On this day of service, I'm reflecting on all those who are still working to embrace that spirit, today, and every day."
Many Twitter users applauded Obama's tweet, with one calling it,
"A Presidential tweet from a Presidential President, "and another writing, "I miss having an adult in the oval."
For Trump's tweet, on the other hand, many picked out the words, "We will never forget," and accused the President of forgetting, and inviting the Taliban for talks three days to the memorial day.
Others noted that rather than reflect on the effect and aftermath of 9/11, the billionaire President chose to attack Jerome Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, for not reducing the interest rate, and focusing on his low approval ratings.
However, many who stayed away from social media marked the day by attending events organized to remember the about 3,000 people who died from the combined attacks on the twin towers, the Pentagon, and a commercial airliner that landed on a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
In New York, a lot of people, including the family and friends of those who lost their lives, gathered at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum to observe moments of silence for the dead and read out their names.
The moments of silence signified the separate times the planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the field at Shanksville, and struck the Pentagon.
In the words of Mary Ann Mallon who lost her son, firefighter, Kenneth Mallon, on 9/11, "Eighteen years has not lessened our loss," but it has helped cope with the pain.
Love or hate President Trump, he was right when he said that Americans' will never forget.