Trump and Biden in Shanksville, Pennsylvania for 9/11 anniversary – watch live stream today


President Trump paid tribute to the passengers and crew who lost their lives on Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, when it crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

“Nineteen years ago, on this day, this hour, in the region, 40 brave men and women conquered terror and laid down their lives in defense of our nation,” Mr. Trump said during brief remarks in Shanksville on Friday . “Today, we pay tribute to their sacrifice – and we deeply condole the nearly 3,000 precious and beautiful souls who were taken from us on September 11, 2001.”

He praised her bravery in deciding to fight against the terrorists who had taken control of the aircraft, which intended to move towards Washington.

“When the terrorists raced to destroy the seat of our democracy, the forty people on Flight 93 did the most American things – they took one vote, and then they acted,” Mr. Trump said. “Together they charged the cockpit, they faced pure evil. And in their last act on this earth, they saved our capitol.”

He, in his remarks, referred to the deaths of Qasim Soleimani and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but not Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, which his former President Obama killed in an Operation Oversign.

The president said, “Less than a year ago, American warriors took out Baghdadi, the main assassin and leader of ISIS.” “Shortly thereafter, our warriors ended the brutal regime of the Iranian butcher, who killed thousands of American service members, the world’s top terrorist, Qasim Soleimani. He is dead.”

He also praised the first responders, who lost their lives that day.

“As it rained, police officers, first responders and firefighters fled in a hellfire. On that day, more than 400 first responders laid down their lives, including 23 New York City police officers, 37 Port Authority workers and 343 New York City. Were involved. Firefighters, “the president said.

Former Vice President Biden is also visiting Shanksville on Friday afternoon. While Mr. Trump was in Shanksville, the Democratic candidates were in New York City for the 9/11 Memorial and Memorial Ceremony at the museum. He told reporters on Friday morning that he intended to focus on celebrating the anniversary of the attacks, adding that his campaign would not be advertised on this day.

Vice President Mike Pence attended the ceremony in New York City on Friday morning, and he and Biden briefly tucked the elbow into the greeting.

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Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden will congratulate Vice President Mike Pence on September 11, 2020, at the 19th Anniversary Celebration on September 19 at the Memorial & Museum of National New York 11.

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Earlier, President and first lady Melania Trump witnessed a moment of silence in a conference room cabin on Air Force One at 8:46 pm, while en route to Pennsylvania, the first aircraft to hit world trade Center in 2001 to commemorate the moment.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pause for a moment of silence on Air Force One as they arrive at the airport in Johnstown, Pa., To speak at Flight 93 National Memorial, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. In Shanksville, Pa.

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The 9/11 terrorist attacks killed about 3,000 people, including the World Trade Center in New York City and attacks on the Pentagon in Virginia.

Nicole Saganga contributed to this report.

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