On Saturday, September 11, 2021 — the 20 year anniversary of the horrific 2001 terror attack that killed nearly 3,000 people — President Donald J. Trump addressed the nation with the below video:
The text of his address is as follows:
For the great people of our Country, this is very a sad day. September 11th represents great sorrow for our Country. Many things were displayed that day, including most importantly the bravery of our police, fire, and first responders of every kind. The job they did was truly unbelievable. We love them, and we thank them.
It is also a sad time for the way our war on those that did such harm to our Country ended last week. The loss of 13 great warriors and the 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 of the finest and most sophisticated military equipment taken from us without even a shot being fired. The leader of our Country was made to look like a fool and that can never be allowed to happen. It was caused by bad planning, incredible weakness, and leaders who truly didn’t understand what was happening. This is the 20th year of this war and should have been a year of victory, honor, and strength. Instead, Joe Biden and his inept administration surrendered in defeat.
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 visited New York City Police Department and the New York Fire Department on the 20th anniversary, proudly pledging his support for the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to keep our country safe.