Trump Honors Band of Brave Patriots in Shanksville on 9/11

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"First responders are still dying and being ill", Chaundera Epps said, adding, "God bless America that's never, ever, stopped being great".

Without fail, the president's words were immediately compared to those of his predecessor, Barack Obama, who was objectively more eloquent with his 280 characters on the social media platform.

Trump and his wife, Melania, traveled to the Flight 93 National Memorial from Washington and paused for a moment of reflection while overlooking the field where the plane crashed.

Donald Trump has been branded insensitive after greeting supporters with a double fist-pump ahead of a 9/11 memorial.

Trump listened as the names of the victims were read aloud, followed by the tolling of bells. The passengers who died in Shanksville have been hailed as heroes ever since.

Cockpit voice recordings of the hijackers and mobile phone calls from those aboard to loved ones indicate passengers tried to fight their way into the cockpit to regain control before the plotters nosedived the plane. All were killed when the plane crashed in a field, preventing what was thought to be another planned target in Washington.

He says the terrorists "hoped to break our spirit and they failed". Many criticised the president and said that it was insensitive on his part to be joyous and excited on a day when over 3000 people died. And he continues to battle global terrorism.

Vice President Mike Pence has told family members of the 184 people killed at the Pentagon on 9/11 that the nation still grieves with them.

Early this morning, two former NY residents, who have temporarily relocated to D.C., stepped out to mourn and remember those who lost their lives 17 years ago.

They "joined the immortal ranks of American heroes", he said.

Since September 11, 2001, almost 5.5 million Americans have enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces.

He said the site marks the "moment when America fought back", and said the September 11 anniversary recalls the day "a band of fearless patriots turned the tide on our nation's enemies and joined the immortal ranks of American heroes".

"We grieve together for every mother and father, sister and brother, son and daughter who were stolen from us", Trump said. Often, he imbues his attempts at comfort with self-praise or non-sequiturs. There is no evidence of that in news stories at the time.

The President then offered a mix of remembrance and grievance about the ongoing Russian Federation probe.

He also took the time out to commend Rudy Giuliani, who is now his lawyer, for his work as the mayor during the time of the tragedy.

"We must never forget what took place here".