Trump: ‘Gorgeous wall’ at Flight 93 memorial inspiration for border wall

September 19, 2018

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk along the Sept. 11 Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Pa.

By Staff

President Trump said he found inspiration for his long-stalled plan to build a wall along the southern border in an unlikely spot — a memorial to 9/11 victims in Shanksville, Pa.

In a 45-minute interview with Hill.TV on Tuesday, Trump said he was impressed by the walls that comprise the Flight 93 National Memorial, constructed to honor the 44 passengers and crew who died fighting al-Qaeda terrorists who hijacked their airplane during the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001. Trump spoke at the memorial last week, on the 17th anniversary of the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

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