Kirsters Baish| It’s hard to believe that it has been seventeen years since the September 11th Twin Tower terror attacks. For many Americans, it seems like just yesterday. Most of us can vividly recall where we were, who we were with, what we were feeling when we heard the news. This past Tuesday, on the 17th anniversary of the horrific tragedy, Americans solemnly thought back on the terror and heartbreaking loss of that day… most Americans. MSNBC host Joe Scarborough decided to use 9/11 to attack President Trump.
Scarborough’s piece claimed that no one has done much since the September 11th attacks.
“Sixteen years of strategic missteps have been followed by the maniacal moves of a man who has savaged America’s vital alliances, provided comfort to hostile foreign powers, attacked our intelligence and military communities, and lent a sympathetic ear to neo-Nazis and white supremacists across the globe,” he wrote.
“For those of us still believing that Islamic extremists hate America because of the freedoms we guarantee to all people, the gravest threat Trump poses to our national security is the damage done daily to America’s image,” he continued.
— #MIDTERMS! (@MichaelRCaputo) September 12, 2018
Donald Trump Jr. wasn’t pleased with the way Scarborough reacted. He decided to take to Twitter to suggest that instead of taking political shots at the President, Scarborough should be using the day as a way to unify us all.
“Joe you owe an apology to the 3000+ families who lost loved ones on this tragic day. Injecting politics today is disgraceful and only shows how irrelevant and deranged you’ve become,” he tweeted.
Joe you owe an apology to the 3000+ families who lost loved ones on this tragic day. Injecting politics today is disgraceful and only shows how irrelevant and deranged you’ve become. https://t.co/tFncxA5CQT
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 11, 2018
On Fox News Network’s “The Five,” multiple hosts stated Scarborough’s column had more of a negative impact on Scarborough rather than President Trump.
Greg Gutfeld stated that rather than focusing on the victims of the terrorist attacks, Scarborough “stole their moment” and turned it, making it about himself, Fox News wrote.
“He’s going to be virtue signaling to all the Resisters,” Gutfeld claimed, continuing on to say that Scarborough can’t “walk back” on the reality that he used 9/11 to further his own career.
Scarborough’s co-host, Jedediah Bila, stated Scarborough’s column didn’t come as a surprise.
“He has the Trump Derangement Syndrome so bad, he’s willing to embarrass himself so severely,” she stated.
On September 11th, I’ll read the column again and think about whether I could have said the same thing in a way less offensive to Trump supporters on September 11th.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) September 11, 2018
Scarborough decided to take to Twitter in order to claim that the column was not about Trump, parts of it were. He went on to claim that he was simply pointing out that everyone has dropped the ball since 9/11 , The Hill reported.