Trump commemorates Sept. 11 attacks with vow to conquer ‘evil’

President Donald Trump led a national moment of silence on the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Monday, the first commemoration for a New York native who has described the destruction of the Twin Towers as a defining event in his political life.

At the White House, Trump and Melania Trump, the first lady, marked the moment, 8:46 a.m., when the first airliner struck one of the towers, leading to a catastrophic collapse that killed nearly 3,000 people, 343 of them New York City firefighters.

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