Trump, Biden vie to show leadership on 9/11 anniversary

Trump Biden vie to show leadership on 9/11 anniversary

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Around the country, some communities cancelled 9/11 commemorations because of the pandemic, while others went ahead, sometimes with modifications. "We took all our advertising down, it's a solemn day, and that's how we're going to keep it, OK?"

The former vice-president then went to get two packs of beer, conveniently placed in his auto and handed him, saying, "I keep my promises". She went to the alternative ceremony in NY, which kept up the longstanding tradition of in-person readers.

Stephen Clark, superintendent of the Flight 93 National Memorial, said the passengers on Flight 93 were strangers who "came together in this national moment of uncertainty".

The Pentagon's observance was so restricted that not even victims' families could attend, though small groups could visit its memorial later in the day.

Vice-President Mike Pence is expected at both those remembrances in NY, while President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden plan to attend a truncated ceremony at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.

Trump Biden vie to show leadership on 9/11 anniversary

Trump began the day in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where passengers crashed a hijacked plane believed to have been headed to the U.S. Capitol or White House.

Washington, Sep 12 (IANS): US President Donald Trump marked the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a moment of silence aboard the Air Force One, according to media reports.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump stand during the Pledge of Allegiance at a 19th-anniversary observance of the September 11 terror attacks, at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., on September 11, 2020.

Biden told reporters at the memorial site that "this is a country that never, never, never, never, never gives up".

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His mere presence, however, will attract attention at an event that is broadcast live on the main United States television networks and is punctuated by minutes of silence, the first one at 8:46 am (1246 GMT), the time that the first plane hit one of the Twin Towers.

The Yahoo News/YouGov poll conducted from September 9 to 11 shows Biden leading Trump by 10 percentage points among registered voters, up from 6 points following the Republican convention.

According to the book, Trump told Woodward that he would triumph over the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic calamity.

Respondents also generally said that it was more important to them that they have a president who addresses law and order, 52 percent, than a president who addresses the coronavirus pandemic, 39 percent.

"First responders and ordinary citizens who ran courageously into the cloak of ash and fire to save the lives of those they'd never met", he said. Biden's first wife and their daughter died in a auto crash, and his son Beau died of brain cancer. About 200 people including Governor Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer attended that ceremony, where family members in pre-recorded videos read the names of the more than 2,600 people killed when two hijacked jets slammed into the Twin Towers.

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In Shanksville later Friday, Biden laid a wreath at the memorial and greeted the families of several victims, voicing respect for the sacrifices they'd made.

Both Mr Biden and Ms Harris have, meanwhile, commented on the crisis in posts on Twitter, where the Democratic presidential nominee told followers that the climate crisis "is already here - and we're witnessing its devastating effects every single day".

"I think the biggest threat to the American people is the American president right now", Whitmer said in a news briefing on Thursday.

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