Donald Trump’s 9/11 message was shared on Twitter by Taylor Budowich, the director of communications for his Save America PAC. It began harmlessly enough, with the former president acknowledging the nation’s sorrow and thanking first responders for their courage. However, he spent most of the video attacking Joe Biden over the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan. “The leader of our country was made to look like a fool, and that can never be allowed to happen,” he said. “It was caused by bad planning, incredible weakness, and leaders who truly didn’t understand what was happening.” He also called the president’s administration “inept.”
As reported by ABC News, some former Trump officials praised Biden for carrying out the withdrawal, which Trump also wanted. However, the former president said that this “should have been a year of victory.” This seems to suggest that he believed the 20-year war could still be won. While visiting with NYPD officers in Manhattan on 9/11, he continued talking about the withdrawal, accusing the Biden administration of “gross incompetence.” He also reasserted his false claim that the 2020 election was “rigged” (via Metro).
So why is Trump going after Biden so hard? Well, the obvious answer is that he might make another bid for the White House. He was asked about this possibility by an NYPD officer. “I know what I’m going to do,” he said, per Sky News. “I think you’re going to be happy.”