Donald Trump Remembers 9/11: ‘America Cannot Be Intimidated’

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend a ceremony at the Pentagon's 9/11 Memorial in Washington, DC, on September 11, 2017, during the 16th anniversary of 9/11. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump spoke at the Pentagon on Monday, remembering the victims of 9/11 and renewing America’s commitment to fighting terrorists. “The terrorists who attacked us thought they could incite fear and weaken our spirit,” Trump said. “But America cannot be intimidated, and those who try, will soon join the long list of vanquished enemies who dared to test our mettle.” The president attended the memorial with members of his staff, including Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. and Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis, who spoke at the ceremony. Trump recalled that Americans came together on September 11, despite their differences, to send a message to the world. “On that day, not only did the world change, but we all changed,” he reminisced. “Our eyes were opened to the depths of the evil we faced, but in that hour of darkness, we also came together with renewed purpose. Our differences never looked so small. Our common bonds never felt so strong.” He paid tribute to the 184 lives lost at the Pentagon and the Americans aboard Flight 77, the plane that struck the building. He spoke to the victims’ families who were present for the memorial. “I