Since Obama has been in office, in 2011 at the time he was President for only roughly two years, things have changed remarkably. In 2011 Obama did not visit our enemies in Saudi Arabia where the 911 bombers came from as Trump just did. Obama came to New York to visit firefighters, policemen, ground zero and a museum called the Memorial Preview Site at the time. At the time, Obama had not been to ground zero since 2008 but this is the first time he was at street level. Yes, the courts have ruled that construction can proceed and it proceeded rapidly. Obama did not have buildings going up for his personal wealth as Trump always focuses on. Whenever I look up at the next skyscraper being built, I look in awe and wonder why I can’t even clean out a closet as fast as the tallest buildings rise to the sky.
Mark this day, it is not an anniversary. There weren’t any speeches. We still have soldiers serving in Afghanistan and we spend Billions of dollars there each week. Obama did say, ”When we say we will not forget, we will not forget and we didn’t forget. We did what we said we would do.” Killing Bin Laden is not the end of Al-Qaida, the final withdrawal was not expected until 2014. Some Muslims now accuse Bin Laden of steeling Islam. Obama met with the Navy S.E.A.L.S. this weekend in 2011 that even included a dog in the missions that he honored.
In 2011 Obama arrived in Manhattan with 12 dark SUV's and 20 motorcycle policemen . Not the open cars one saw through limo’s of days past. At the time, Obama paid tribute to the 345 firemen that died ten years ago. He visited F.D.N.Y. Engine 54 in midtown where 15 firefighters died on 911. Obama ate lunch with the firefighters. Trump eats lunch only in lavish locations and makes people visit him if they are rich or powerful enough. Obama went on to the 1st Police Precinct in lower Manhattan. There he greeted each cop at the precinct. 37 Port Authority Cops died on 9-11.