By David Futrelle
Today should have been a day to reflect on the horror that was 9/11, and the horror that it unleashed upon the world. It should have been a day to remember the heroism of firefighters and the bravery of those who risked their health and their lives to search for survivors.
For our illegitimate president, it was a day to celebrate … himself.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2017
What a fucking disgrace.
But typical for Trump. Here he was on the day the towers fell:
16 years ago, today, Trump talked about how his building was now the tallest one since the World Trade Center fell. pic.twitter.com/Dcr8OLF695
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) September 11, 2017
Here he was in 2013:
“@realDonaldTrump: I would like to extend my best wishes to all, even the haters and losers, on this special date, September 11th.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 12, 2013
Here he is on the campaign trail, lying about helping the rescuers at Ground Zero.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) September 11, 2017
This mixture of narcissism and dishonesty taints everything he’s done and will do as president, and it’s just one of the reasons that Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs (not to be confused with the terrible Chuck Johnson of GotNews) posted this today:
The 9/11 attacks were a horrific event in US history, but the election of Donald Trump will be seen as equally disastrous, if not more so.
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) September 11, 2017
Johnson has been taking a lot of shit, mostly from terrible people, for this tweet but he’s absolutely right.
In other news:
After a devastating earthquake and hurricane (and after Trump failed to send condolences), Mexico today rescinded its offer of aid to the US
— Kate Linthicum (@katelinthicum) September 11, 2017
— shauna (@goldengateblond) September 11, 2017
The press asks the president for comments on Irma. pic.twitter.com/styWOTN2Xs
— Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) September 10, 2017
One time I was playing capture the flag in Halo and kept getting shot right as I got to my base and I denied the Holocaust. https://t.co/XGxy8TvWis
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) September 10, 2017
"It's standard for gamers". It's great that their defense of pewdiepie using the n-word is that all gamers are racist. pic.twitter.com/CocXNQVkLp
— Wild Geerters (@classiclib3ral) September 11, 2017
If you need your faith in the world restored a little after all this, here are some cute animals.