Media Attacked Trump for Fist-Pumping on 9/11 — Here's What They Didn't Show You

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September 13, 2018Sep 13, 2018

The media whipped itself up into a frenzy on Tuesday after President Donald Trump was photographed fist-pumping after getting off Air Force One on September 11.

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The president showed a lack of decorum, critics argued. It was the 17th anniversary of 9/11 after all.

However, there is additional context behind the photo that was all but ignored by the media.

Firstly, Trump was greeting a cheering crowd.

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But there’s more.

Moments before, President Trump greeted a young cancer patient with a big hug.

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So a moment that has been described as arrogant and disrespectful actually was more involved than that.

As you can see in the video below, Trump only fist pumps right before he shakes the hands of his supporters. Additionally, it was not during the actual 9/11 ceremony.

The media is free to criticize the president, they always do. But they should at least give the American people the entire story first.

Do you think Trump did anything wrong in the video?

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