Of course others lashed out at President Donald Trump for a string of bitter tweets bashing the FBI and Department of Justice.
Much like the rest of us, Hollywood stars of TV, film and music will #NeverForget the terror attack on September 11, 2011, which claimed the lives of 2,996 people and left over 6,000 injured.
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Erika Jayne and Debra Messing were among those participating in the national remembrance on social media, where tributes to the lives lost and the first responders dominated the Tuesday morning trends.
Today marked the 17th anniversary of the Al-Qaeda carrying out a string of attacks on American soil on a day that will forever be known simply as 9/11. Two hijacked planes struck the World Trade Center's North and South Towers in New York City, while a third plane crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia. A fourth was headed toward the White House in Washington, D.C., but crashed in a field in Pennsylvania's Stonycreek Township after passengers on Flight 93 heroically stood up to the terrorists.
"Today we honor the souls lost this day 17 years ago, the brave first responders -- many of whom are still suffering today -- and those lost in all the wars fought ever since," Messing wrote. "My heart is with the family and friends of those taken far too soon."
Snooki took to Instagram to write, "We all remember this day like it was yesterday. Today we remember those innocent lives lost, those who have survived, fdny/nypd & all rescues who risked their lives to save others, & those who fought to defend our country."
President Donald Trump, on the other hand, used his Twitter feed to deny collusion with Russia, quote Fox News, slam the FBI and Department of Justice, and praise "TRUE WARRIOR" (and his lawyer) Rudy Giuliani -- who was mayor of NYC at the time of the attacks. Scattered between his angry tweets were a few tribute-ish statements, including, "17 years since September 11th!" and "#NeverForget #September11th."
“We have found nothing to show collusion between President Trump & Russia, absolutely zero, but every day we get more documentation showing collusion between the FBI & DOJ, the Hillary campaign, foreign spies & Russians, incredible.” @SaraCarterDC @LouDobbs— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2018
New Strzok-Page texts reveal “Media Leak Strategy.” @FoxNews So terrible, and NOTHING is being done at DOJ or FBI - but the world is watching, and they get it completely.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2018
“ERIC Holder could be running the Justice Department right now and it would be behaving no differently than it is.” @LouDobbs— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2018
Rudy Giuliani did a GREAT job as Mayor of NYC during the period of September 11th. His leadership, bravery and skill must never be forgotten. Rudy is a TRUE WARRIOR!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2018
17 years since September 11th!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2018
Trump's Hollywood haters didn't take his bitter tweets lightly on a day that they believe should be reserved for remembrance.
"Have you not a molecule of decency or dignity?" Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay tweeted. "Spewing your hate and trash and nonsense on today of all days. You're a complete fraud. Sit down somewhere, bow your head and try not to tweet about it. #NeverForget"
Meanwhile, former President Barack Obama wrote, "We will always remember everyone we lost on 9/11, thank the first responders who keep us safe, and honor all who defend our country and the ideals that bind us together. There's nothing our resilience and resolve can't overcome, and no act of terror can ever change who we are."
Read on for more celebrity tributes.
I love you New York City.— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) September 11, 2018
This is NOT a celebration!!! What is wrong with you?!! Today is about remembering & honoring the massive loss of life that occurred on this horrific day in our history, and recognizing the families who have suffered losing their loved ones. DO NOT DISRESPECT THAT! #NeverForget https://t.co/qxPVM7bfrx— Morgan J. Freeman (@mjfree) September 11, 2018
Have you not a molecule of decency or dignity? Spewing your hate and trash and nonsense on today of all days. You’re a complete fraud. Sit down somewhere, bow your head and try not to tweet about it. #NeverForget https://t.co/yKpg8EAuuc— Ava DuVernay (@ava) September 11, 2018
We will always remember everyone we lost on 9/11, thank the first responders who keep us safe, and honor all who defend our country and the ideals that bind us together. There's nothing our resilience and resolve can’t overcome, and no act of terror can ever change who we are.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 11, 2018
You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty. -Jessica Mitford, author, journalist, and civil rights activist (11 Sep 1917-1996)— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) September 11, 2018
Today we honor the souls lost this day 17 years ago, the brave first responders- many of whom are still suffering today- and those lost in all the wars fought ever since. My heart is with the family and friends of those taken far too soon. #NeverForget #NeverForget911— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) September 11, 2018
Thoughts with all who died 17 years ago at the World Trade Center- on the planes, on flight 93, at the Pentagon.and with all the first responders- fire fighters, steel workers who have died since of related illnesses. Thank you to my co workers at Ground Zero Food Services— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) September 11, 2018
Thank you to our intelligence agencies who have worked so effectively to prevent major attacks since 9/11— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) September 11, 2018
Today is September 11. 17 years ago, the Twin Towers fell. I don’t have to pause to remember because I think of it every single day. Rest In Peace, all who perished and know we have not forgotten.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) September 11, 2018
You don’t love America https://t.co/BbaajwvtWY— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 11, 2018
The world stopped this day. I remember so clearly and viscerally how the day’s horrific events unfolded. I was living downtown and truly couldn’t comprehend what I was witnessing. I will always mourn the lives that were lost that day, the families that were forever changed but moreover, I will always hold dear the unity the great city of New York displayed. In tragedy, there are always glimmers of hope. And amidst that morning’s heartbreak, I saw bravery. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Heroes. And today, I honor them. 🙏🏼 #neverforget
On this day, may we remember those who lost their loved ones. May we treat everyone compassionately as we don’t know how many people are grieving today. There are a lot for sure. May we also today remember the goodness of our nation, and how we all came together—united as Americans. We can do that again in honor of those we lost and those who saved others. We owe it to them and to ourselves. #NeverForget
As I get older this day gets realer and realer. Thousands of innocent lives who left their families to go to work . People trapped and confused inside the smokey buildings making last calls to their loved ones. Heroes sacrificing their lives by running into the buildings to save strangers , while everyone else was running away. A day like this makes every day problems feel small and puts it all into perspective . #911 #Neverforget
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