President Trump sure has an odd way of remembering the nearly 3,000 people who died during the 9/11 attacks.
On Wednesday, Trump used a 9/11 memorial service at the Pentagon to reiterate why he apparently disinvited Taliban leaders from a meeting at Camp David. Then, in an apparent callback to the terror attacks 18 years ago, Trump warned that if the Taliban "come[s] back to our country," they'll be met with "power the likes of which the United States has never used before, and I'm not even talking about nuclear power."
President Trump on the Taliban: "If for any reason they come back to our country, we will go wherever they are and use power the likes of which the United States has never used before, and I'm not even talking about nuclear power" https://t.co/O1uqQzpaDgpic.twitter.com/7XDUWzhMRe
The Trump administration had been trying to broker a peace deal with Taliban leaders for months — a plan that apparently was going to culminate in a secret meeting at Camp David on Sunday. But Trump simultaneously outed and canceled the meeting in a series of Saturday tweets, and then said Monday that the talks were "dead." This very aggressive Wednesday statement only seems to make that official. Kathryn Krawczyk
Friends don't let friends get up in front of the world with a bit of dandruff on their shoulder, but friends also do not announce the dandruff situation to the multinational press, either. President Trump apparently only got the first part of the memo Tuesday when he praised his "very special relationship" with French President Emmanuel Macron before declaring, "I'll get that little piece of dandruff off [you]." The president of the United States then proceeded to brush the president of France's shoulder to remedy the problem.
As if to explain himself, Trump then said, "We have to make him perfect, he is perfect," while Macron laughed like an extremely good sport. Still — next time, a pointed look or a wordless brush disguised as a pat on the shoulder will do! Watch the awkward moment below. Jeva Lange