“To the great people of our country, this is a very sad day,” said President Trump in a video tribute released Saturday morning. “September 11th represents great sorrow for our country.”
Honoring “the bravery of our police, fire, and first responders of every kind,” Trump said “the job they did was truly unbelievable.”
He reflected on the 20th anniversary of the war that ensued after the horrific terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11th 2001 took the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans.
“It is also a sad time for the way our war, on those who did such harm to our country, ended last week,” Trump stated lamenting the tragic troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. “The loss of 13 great warriors, and many more who were wounded, should never have happened. Overall, 250 people were killed in Afghanistan last week and so many more were seriously injured.”
“We had $85 billion dollars of the finest and most sophisticated military equipment taken from us without even a shot being fired,” he continued. “The leader of our country was made to look like a fool and that can never be allowed to happen.”
Trump cast blame on Biden’s “bad planning, incredible weakness, and leaders who truly didn’t understand what was happening,” for the botched exit from the war-torn country the U.S. occupied for decades.
“This is the 20th year of this war, and should have been a year of victory and honor and strength. Instead Joe Biden and his inept administration surrendered in defeat,” the 45th president said. “We will live on but sadly our country will be wounded for a long period of time. We will struggle to recover from the embarrassment this incompetence has caused.”
“Do not fear however, America will be made great again,” President Trump promised.