Yesterday we honored the nearly 3,000 people who died during the horrific terror attacks on 9/11/2001, and during the memorial service at the Pentagon, Obama showed the nation how he really feels about it all.
It’s no secret that Obama expects everyone to accommodate him regardless of what he’s doing, and apparently a memorial service for fallen Americans is no exception. He showed up early to the event, and apparently he had something rather pressing going on after, because rather than wait for the moment of silence – an important part of every 9/11 memorial service – he did the unthinkable instead.
According to the Daily Caller, a Department of Defense source spoke on the condition of anonymity and said that Obama personally forced the officials at the event to hold the moment of silence several minutes early to accommodate his schedule, of course.
Check it out:
A Department of Defense official confirmed that the moment of silence was moved up a few minutes and that Obama was the one who made the decision, saying the president “moved early.”
The moment of silence was originally slotted to take place at 9:37 AM — the time at which the Pentagon was attacked on September 11 — but ended up taking place a few minutes early.
Isn’t that nice? The moments of silence at the various memorials over the years have been on the exact moment that the attacks occurred, but Obama, in his infinite “wisdom,” decided that it was up to him to change that tradition.
Why, you might ask? It might have had something to do with his anxiety to politicize his memorial speech and take veiled swipes at Trump. No, seriously.
The Washington Post is reporting that during his speech, he took several shots at the GOP nominee without actually mentioning his name.
At a time when Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, has called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, Obama outlined a contrasting vision. He offered a different definition of American strength.
“Groups like al-Qaeda and ISIL know that they will never be able to defeat a nation as great and as strong as America,” Obama said, using an alternative acronym for the Islamic State militant group. The goal of those terrorist groups, he said, is to “stoke enough fear that we turn on each other as a nation, that we change who we are and how we live.”
He urged Americans to view the anniversary of the attacks as an opportunity to “reaffirm our character as a nation” and, in what could be interpreted as a veiled reference to Trump’s immigration proposals, “not to let others divide us.”
“In the end, the most enduring memorial to those we lost is ensuring the America we continue to be,” Obama said. “That we stay true to ourselves. That we stay true to what’s best in us.”
Obama described an America made up of “people drawn from every corner of the world, every color, every religion every background.”
“We know that our diversity, our patchwork heritage is not a weakness,” he said. “This is the America that was attacked that September morning.”
Lovely. First this guy disrespects the victims of 9/11 by changing a longstanding tradition for his own purposes, then he uses his speech, which is supposed to be a message of unity and coming together, as a politicized attack against a candidate that half of the nation is planning on voting for. For what it’s worth, he did the same thing last night when he gave a short speech before the Sunday Night Football game, again politicizing an event that bring people of all walks of life together.
And people wonder why the nation has grown so divided? This president and his administration inject politics into absolutely everything, including a non-political event like the 9/11 memorial service.
This guy seriously has no class at all. January 20 truly cannot come soon enough.