President Joe Biden posed for photos over the weekend with smiling children decked out in pro-Trump gear.
The “MAGA” photo op took place during Biden’s visit Saturday to the Shanksville Fire Station in Pennsylvania, from which the first firefighters responded to the Flight 93 crash on 9/11.
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— Caldron Pool (@CaldronPool) September 12, 2021
Some social media commentators saw the moment was a fitting symbol of bipartisanship on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
- But for others, it was a moment of levity on the otherwise somber day.
- Former President Donald Trump quipped Monday, “These kids tricked Biden just like the Taliban did!”
Biden spoke briefly at the firehouse, asking: “Are we going to, in the next four, five, six, ten years, demonstrate that democracies can work, or not?”
- But he was silent as he visited all three sites of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Saturday.