Trump makes a surprise visit to the New York fire department

Former US President Trump visited the New York Police and Fire Department unannounced, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Instead of attending a memorial service with President Joe Biden and two predecessors Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, former US president Donald Trump on September 11 appeared at a police station in Manhattan, New York to meet with officers. he hailed as “extraordinary people”.

“You guys are doing an extraordinary job. I grew up with you and you are the best New Yorkers,” the former US president told police officers.

Trump attends 9/11 memorial service privately

Former US President Donald Trump visits New York firefighters on September 11. Video: Twitter/@_ROB_29.

When asked about his intention to run for re-election in 2024, Trump said it was an “easy question,” adding that he knew what he was going to do and that his decision would probably make everyone happy.

The former US president also appeared at the New York fire department, waving to a group of firefighters delighted to see him. Many people even surrounded Trump to take pictures.

Trump’s unannounced visit came after he released a video speech marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which criticized the Biden administration for its decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.

Former US President Donald Trump visits New York police on September 11.  Photo: Reuters.

Former US President Donald Trump visits New York police on September 11. Photo: Reuters.

“This is the 20th year of this war and it should have been a show of victory, honor and strength,” Trump said.

On September 11, 2001, a group of al-Qaeda-trained hijackers captured four passenger planes over the United States. Two crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and one into the Pentagon. The plane eventually crashed in Pennsylvania, en route to Washington, D.C., after passengers resisted.

The series of terrorist attacks left about 3,000 people dead and more than 25,000 injured. Most of the dead were civilians, but also included 344 firefighters, 71 law enforcement officers and 55 military personnel.

In addition to the joint memorial service of President Biden and former presidents Obama and Clinton, former President George W. Bush attended the memorial service in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, urging the establishment of a common front against violent extremists. within and outside the United States.

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The day America was attacked 20 years ago. Video: USA Today.

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