Trump to spend 20th anniversary of 9/11 providing commentary for boxing match
Joe Biden, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush are scheduled to attend ceremonies commemorating 9/11.
Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., and permanently altered life in the United States and the world.
And former President Donald Trump plans to spend that evening providing four hours of ringside commentary for a pay-per-view boxing event in Hollywood, Florida.
“I love great fighters and great fights,” Trump said in a news release from FITE TV, the streaming network on which he’ll provide commentary for a match between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort. “I look forward to seeing both this Saturday night and sharing my thoughts ringside. You won’t want to miss this special event.”
There has been no word on what else Trump might be doing on Saturday.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will spend the day at memorials in remembrance of those killed during the attacks, in which hijacked passenger planes were crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth plane, intended by its hijackers to hit a target in Washington as well, crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after passengers learned about the other hijackings and fought back.
In 2020, the final year of his only term in office, Trump spent the anniversary of the attack at a memorial at Shanksville, where he gave a speech. Biden visited Shanksville later in the day, as well as the annual ceremony at the 9/11 memorial in New York City.
Biden is scheduled to visit all three sites on Saturday, as did former President Barack Obama on the 10th anniversary of the attacks in 2011.
Harris will attend the ceremony in Pennsylvania, as well as the one at the Pentagon.
Meanwhile, two other former presidents will also be part of the commemorations.
Obama will attend the ceremony in New York along with former first lady Michelle Obama, CNN reported.
George W. Bush, who was president at the time of the attacks, is scheduled to make a speech at the ceremony in Shanksville.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.
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