On the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed 2,977 Americans, President Biden sent his vice president to Ground Zero instead of visiting the sites himself.
Reports show that as Biden returned from Asia and commemorated the tragedy at a military installation in Alaska, Vice President Kamala Harris was seen between Mayor Eric Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul at a Manhattan ceremony remembering the people slain in the attacks.
Harris spoke happily and laughed with Hochul for nearly an hour while listening to the names of victims being read out by their loved ones at the National September 11 Memorial Plaza. She then returned to Washington.
Despite Adams’ constant criticism of the Trump administration’s response to the migrant issue, which is straining local resources, the mayor and vice president did not appear to have much of a conversation.
Despite the recent snub by Biden of the Democrat governor, who visited the White House on August 30 to address the increasing number of border crossers, Harris and Hochul were friendly.
Reports show that Vice President Harris was under heat from White House critics even before President Joe Biden decided to forgo the ceremony for the first time in 22 years.
Users on X were outraged by the most recent video snippets, which they said made light of a tragic event in American history.
When remembering the terrorist atrocities of September 11, 2001, President Biden received harsh criticism for his meandering comments, which included a joke about sports and a false claim that he was at Ground Zero in Manhattan that morning after the World Trade Center fell.
After his joke, Biden said the occasion was hallowed and solemn
There was an immediate outcry on social media to his statement.
Further raising concerns about the health and mental capacity of the 80-year-old president is Biden’s claim that he visited the World Trade Center wreckage on September 12, 2001, while his biography placed him in Washington, D.C. on that day.