President Donald Trump made a number of troubling remarks during an interview with Hill.tv that was posted on Wednesday.
But among his comments about the FBI being “truly a cancer in this country”, his displeasure with Jeff Sessions, and his firing of former FBI director James Comey was a disturbing anecdote spotted by the Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale: the President of the United States claimed his visit to a memorial for victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks inspired him to keep pushing for his border wall.
The president said he remains hopeful he can deliver on a border wall and that he found inspiration for the project while speaking at the Sept. 11 memorial in Pennsylvania.
“They built this gorgeous wall where the plane went down in Pennsylvania, Shanksville. And I was there. I made the speech. And it’s sort of beautiful, what they did is incredible,” he said. “They have a series of walls, I’m saying, it’s like perfect. So, so, we are pushing very hard.”
The Flight 93 Memorial honors the victims of the hijacked plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. According to the National Park Service’s website for the memorial, “Because of the actions of the 40 passengers and crew aboard one of the planes, Flight 93, the attack on the U.S. Capitol was thwarted.”
All 19 of the September 11, 2001 hijackers entered the United States legally.