Joe Biden is not planning on delivering any major public remarks on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.
He will appear in a video released from the White House reflecting on 9/11 and will be a part of laying wreaths and observing moments of silence.
Biden is not planning to deliver major public remarks to mark the 20th anniversary; instead, his events on Saturday will include laying wreaths and observing moments of silence alongside his predecessors. He will appear in a video produced by the White House reflecting on the attacks that is expected to be released on Saturday morning.Aides had contemplated an address, but ultimately decided against a speech pegged to the infamous date in history. Biden’s muted presence on the anniversary reflects a shift that has occurred over time, as leaders who served in the years after the attack found themselves caught, often against their best laid plans, in its lingering effects. …For Biden, the 20th anniversary of 9/11 is a moment to reflect and remember, briefly, the unity of spirit that existed in the aftermath. Yet embedded within Biden’s commemoration of the attacks is a desire to move past them, as threats evolve elsewhere and the conflicts borne from that day outlast their objectives.
This was confirmed by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki:
Jen Psaki confirms Joe Biden will not deliver a live speech on 20th anniversary of 9/11.
"You will hear from him in the form of a video in advance — or if that will be available that day, I should say."
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) September 9, 2021
Biden’s handlers are trying to hide him from making gaffes.
Trump’s Save America PAC just released a memorial video honoring those who died on 9/11.
September 11th, 2021 marks the 20th Anniversary of the tragic event.
NEW: Save America Launches "You Will Never Be Forgotten" Memorial Video Ahead of 20th Anniversary of 9/11
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) September 10, 2021
It opens with a clip of the then-President speaking at a 9/11 ceremony in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.”We honor their sacrifice by pledging to never flinch in the face of evil and to do whatever it takes to keep Americans safe,” he said.”We grieve together for every mother and father, sister and brother, son and daughter, who was stolen from us at the twin towers, at the Pentagon, and here in this Pennsylvania field.”It then flashes to another scene of destruction as a result of the attack.”In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, courageous Americans raced into smoke, fire, and debris in lower Manhattan, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania,” Trump said. “The whole world witnessed the might and the resilience of our nation and the extraordinary men and women of the New York Fire Department, and the New York Police Department. When the World Trade Center came down, I saw something that no place on Earth could have handled more beautifully, more humanely than New York — and the cleanup started the next day and it was the most horrific cleanup … I was down there and I’ve never seen anything like it.”