On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, former President George W. Bush urges Americans to confront domestic violent extremists.
Former President George W. Bush gave an address at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on Saturday instead of attending the Ground Zero event with President Biden, Barack Obama, and Bill Clinton today.
While paying tribute to and remembering those who died on this awful day 20 years ago, Bush urged Americans to resist domestic violent extremists, comparing them to international violent extremists and warning that they are “children of the same vile spirit.”
“Violent extremists abroad and domestic violent extremists have little cultural overlap,” Bush remarked. “However, they are children of the same evil spirit in their contempt for pluralism, their indifference for human life, and their ambition to pollute national symbols.” “And it is our constant duty to confront them,” he added.
Trump, as previously reported, did not attend the ceremony with the other presidents. He did, however, deliver a pre-recorded speech to commemorate the occasion.