September 11: Joe Biden criticized for commemorating the terrorist attack from Alaska

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UNITED STATES Returning from the G20 and a visit to Vietnam, Joe Biden is not the first president not to visit one sites of the attacks

September 11: Joe Biden criticized for commemorating the terrorist attack from Alaska

Joe Biden commemorates September 11 in front of American soldiers at the Elmendorf base -Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska. — AFP

While the campaign for the 2024 presidential election is already underway. launched, everything is obviously political. Returning from the G20 in India and a state visit to Vietnam, Joe Biden commemorated the 22nd anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 from a military base in Anchorage, Alaska. But if the conservative media and certain elected officials have denounced This choice, it is not the first time in history that an American president has not visited one of the attack sites.

«  I join in “To you on this solemn day to renew our sacred promise: never forget, never forget, each of these precious lives stolen too soon, when evil struck,” launched ; Joe Biden on the tarmac, in front of American soldiers.

On Monday, Vice President Kamala Harris represented the president. the White House alongside New York Mayor Eric Adams and State Governor Kathy Hochul at the White House. Ground Zero, where the names of the 2,753 people who died in the twin towers have been revealed. read one to one A. The « First Lady » Jill Biden was at a ceremony at the Pentagon while the “Second Gentleman” Doug Emhoff visited the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.

DeSantis at New York

On the New York side of the Republican candidates, Ron DeSantis went to New York, just like the entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, surprising 3rd in the polls, who had recently flirted with with the September 11 conspiracy. Donald Trump published a video paying tribute to the victims on Truth Social.

For Joe Biden, the logistics with the G20 were complex. Fox News gave the floor angry families of victims, believing that the attitude of the American president was “the opposite” of his promise to “never forget” the attack which traumatized America. Florida Rep. Cory Mills accused Joe Biden to “snub” new » the Americans, although it took him a long time to get to the United States. Hawaiiï after the fires in Maui.

However, Joe Biden is not the first president to be do not go to one of the sites of the attacks on September 11. In 2005, George W. Bush participated in the to a ceremony at the White House, just like Obama in 2015, who then went to the White House. a military base in Maryland.