Today marks eighteen years since the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. In Washington D.C., President Trump commemorated the event with a moment of silence at the Pentagon and issued a warning to the Taliban.
“They thought they would use this attack to show strength but what they actually showed is unrelenting weakness,” Trump said.
“If for any reason they come back to our country, we will go wherever they are and use power the likes of which the United States has never used before — and I’m not talking about nuclear power — they will never have seen anything like what will happen to them,” Trump continued.
Trump's 9/11 speech: "If for any reason they come back to our country, we will go wherever they are & use power the likes of which the US has never used before — & I'm not even talking about nuclear power. They will have never seen anything like what will happen to them." pic.twitter.com/Lde7rHYtfS
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 11, 2019
He also thanked all the first responders, police officers and fire fighters who served that day, announcing he will posthumously award Rick Rescorla the Presidential Citizens Medal.
Congress also had their own moment of silence on Capitol Hill this morning.