US President Donald Trump has been criticized for making a bizarre double fist pump gesture as he arrived at a 9/11 memorial service.
Trump was pictured grimacing as he made the triumphant gesture shortly after touching down in Shankville, Pennsylvania, near where United Flight 93 crashed after it was hijacked by four Al_Qaeda terrorists on board, as part of the tragic September 11 attacks.
Stephanie Tittle blasted Trump for the signal, tweeting: This is not an exclamation point day. This is not a fist pump day. You sully the solemnity of this day. History will not be kind to you.
“But we will #NeverForget those who lost their lives and those who gave so much to help so many on that day, and the days that came after.”
ML Cliff wrote: “Trump does fist pump en-route to #Shanksville Memorial Ceremony – This shines a spotlight on @realDonaldTrump INABILITY to feel #empathy for another person’s loss; and his avoidance of #NYC #September11th memorial reflects his inability to admit any weakness #Trump.”
Jim Harris also reacted, writing: “So the clueless, soulless phony-in-chief arrives on hallowed ground, attempting to portray a decent human being, and fails again. He defiles every space he inhabits. To those who lost loved ones on 9/11, we wish you peace and love.”
Earlier on Tuesday, Trump also raised eyebrows with a tweet commemorating the anniversary.
He wrote: “17 years since September 11th!”
But people felt the tweet was too insensitive and could have been better worded, especially coming from a President.