Biden poses for pictures with kids in MAGA hats and a Trump t-shirt during 9/11 memorial in Shanksville
- President Joe Biden was pictured Saturday with kids wearing MAGA hats and Trump t-shirts during a group photo at an event in Shanksville, Pennsylvania to commemorate 9/11
- Some praised the photo as a moment of unity on the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks while other poked fun at the juxtaposition in the photo
- Founder of a conservative nonprofit praised the picture: ‘Sincerely, I love that Biden took this picture. And I guarantee these kids thought it was awesome too, even the ones in the Trump hats’
- Film producer Errol Webber tweeted: ‘Joe Biden got punk’d by Trump kids’
- The Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department president posted an apology for if people were offended by the 9/11 post including images of Biden
Two young girls standing to the right of the president were wearing Trump hats, one was blue with the former president’s slogan ‘Make America Great Again,’ and the other was red with ‘Trump’ in white.
A third child to Biden’s left was donning a red shirt with Trump’s face on it with the words ‘I’ll be back’ along with the former president’s bold, recognizable signature.
Biden took a picture with nine children at the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday – where a hijacked plane heading toward Washington, D.C. crashed in a field when passengers fought back against the terrorists. It was determined the target of Flight 93 was either the White House or U.S. Capitol.
The original image appears to be from a Facebook post from Jana Musser, a Shanksville woman thought to be a mom of one of the children in the image. She posted with the picture: ‘We may not always see eye to eye, but we can all come together to be United.’
Some felt the picture of Biden with the kids was commercial, claiming he was ‘punk’d,’ while others said it was an obvious signal toward unity on the most somber day in America.
President Joe Biden was pictured with two kids wearing MAGA hats and another wearing a Trump shirt during a group photo in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on Saturday
Phil Kerpen, president and founder of conservative nonprofit American Commitment, praised the picture: ‘Sincerely, I love that Biden took this picture,’ he tweeted along with the image. ‘And I guarantee these kids thought it was awesome too, even the ones in the Trump hats’
Film producer Errol Webber tweeted: ‘Joe Biden got punk’d by Trump kids. This is GREAT!’
Jack Posobiec, senior editor of conservative news site Human Events, tweeted: ‘This is even more humiliating than him getting booed at the WTC memorial’
The original image appears to be from a mom of one of the kids in the image along with the caption: ‘We may not always see eye to eye, but we can all come together to be United’
The fire department president posted an apology for if people were offended by the 9/11 post including images of Biden visiting the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday
Biden visited Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday in his stop there after a memorial service for those who died in the plane crash there in the 9/11 terrorist attacks
‘There seems to be some controversy over our post for 9/11,’ the department posted on its Facebook page on Sunday in a message from Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department president Seth Scholl.
‘First I’d like to say if anything on our page is offensive, I apologize,’ Scholl wrote. ‘Our functions here at SVFD are open to any and all, we do not send out invitations. We welcome any and all community members and guests who travel to our little town.’
‘We have no control over who shows up, or comes to visit and pay their respects. We also remain politically unaffiliated. Thank you for your understanding.’
Documentary film producer Errol Webber tweeted on Sunday of the image: ‘Yesterday in Shanksville, PA, Joe Biden got punk’d by based Trump kids. This is GREAT!’
‘This is even more humiliating than him getting booed at the WTC memorial,’ tweeted Jack Posobiec, senior editor of conservative news site Human Events.
Phil Kerpen, president and founder of conservative nonprofit American Commitment praised the picture.
SVFD made a post with several images, including a few of Biden’s visit
The Facebook post showed an image of Biden speaking with fire fighters
‘Sincerely, I love that Biden took this picture,’ he tweeted along with the image. ‘And I guarantee these kids thought it was awesome too, even the ones in the Trump hats.’
Biden visited all three sites of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the 20th anniversary on Saturday – Ground Zero in New York City, the Pentagon and Shanksville.
The memorials come just weeks after the president was lambasted for his disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan that resulted in 13 U.S. service members’ deaths and left hundreds of Americans stranded in the country.
The U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan began after the 9/11 attacks and Biden said he didn’t want to pass the war onto a fifth president.
Biden received criticism for not speaking publicly at the World Trade Center or Pentagon and only releasing a pre-recorded video from the White House to commemorate 20 years since the horrific attack.
At the fire department in Shanksville, however, the president had a long and impromptu chat with press gathered for the trip where he praised former President George W. Bush’s speech in Shanksville earlier that day.
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited a cross made out of steel from the north tower World Trade Center
Biden visited with firefighters with the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department on Septmeber 11, 2021