Donald Trump has been criticized for making a bizarre double fist pump gesture as he arrived at a 9/11 memorial service. The president was pictured grimacing as he made the triumphant gesture shortly after touching down in Shankville, Pa., near where United Flight 93 crashed. Stephanie Tittle was among those who blasted 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.’
And Jim Harris said: ‘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.’ Despite the cricitism, Trump went on to make a well-received speech hailing the 2,977 innocents killed in the September 2001 attacks.