‘Horrible timing!’ Trump attacks Biden on ‘incredibly difficult’ 9/11 anniversary

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On September 11, America marked 20 years since the 9/11 terror attacks which killed nearly 3,000 victims. Former president Trump was remarkably absent from the official 9/11 memorial ceremonies including the one at Ground Zero.

Instead, Trump visited the New York Police Department offices and criticised Mr Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The former President said: “It’s a sad day, a very sad day for a lot of reasons.

“And we just added to that reason last week, because that [Afghanistan] should never have been allowed to happen.”

“I watched all the speeches and nobody mentions it, what they did, but we’re going to have to live with that for a period of time.”

The former President added: “We had everyone on hold, the Taliban was on hold, I dealt with the top guy, Abdul, and there was nothing he was going to be doing with us.

“All of a sudden we have a rigged election and all of a sudden we flee Afghanistan.

“What timing, what horrible timing, the 20th anniversary, and I watch the speeches and not one person spoke about the fact three days ago we fled Afghanistan and we left Americans behind and others too.”

Mr Trump’s comments follow as the last remaining US soldier left Afghanistan on August 30 ending the 20-year military intervention in the country.

Strategically omitted from his criticism of the US president was the fact Mr Trump negotiated the withdrawal agreement from Afghanistan with the Taliban.

He added: “We could have stayed there for one month or three years, they weren’t going to be able to do anything but they left and when they left there was a vacuum, and then they came in and filled the vacuum.

“Whoever thought of this, a five-year-old would have said the military goes out last and that’s what they wanted, they couldn’t believe they were leaving.”

On Saturday President Biden stood next to former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton at the National September 11 Memorial in New York whilst the names of the victims from the attack were read out.

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In total President Biden visited all three attack sites, including the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and a wreath-laying ceremony at the Pentagon.

President Biden said at the local fire department in Shanksville: “These memorials are really important.

“But they’re also incredibly difficult for the people affected by them, because it brings back the moment they got the phone call, it brings back the instant they got the news, no matter how years go by.”

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