China state media outlet Global Times mocked the US on the 22nd anniversary of the tragic 9/11 attacks with a cartoon belittling the country for exporting “turmoil for 22 years after 9/11.”
The cartoon was posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, with the caption, “# US continues to export turmoil 22 years after 9/11.”
President Donald Trump honored the thousands of victims killed in the September 11, 2001 (9/11) attacks and praised heroic first responders who sprung into action.
“No one who lived through the horror of the September 11 terrorist attacks can ever forget the agony and the anguish of that terrible day,” Trump said in a video on Truth Social Monday morning.
“Today, on the solemn anniversary of those monstrous attacks, we remember the 2,977 precious souls who were savagely taken from us on that morning 22 years ago, leaving a void that can never be filled,” Trump said. “No matter what happens, it can never be filled.”
In 2021, Global Times mocked America as “the laughingstock of democracy.”
“The US is no longer the ‘beacon of democracy,’ but becoming more like a laughingstock of democracy,” the Global Times declared.
“If people around the world are asked to list recent achievements of the US, they may need some time before naming one or two. However, if the question is about problems with US democracy, cases are ready to roll off the tongue.”
The Article Li Haidong, professor at the Institute of International Relations of the China Foreign Affairs University, in its attack on the US.
“If the US, where white supremacy prevails and somehow dominates; where elites and ordinary people are divided, while elites also seriously contradict each other; where governance has failed, sets a good example for democracy, then what kind of democracy is a bad example?” Li said.
“US democracy is an insult to ‘democracy,'” he added.
In 2022, Global Times described the presidential rematch between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, as proof that America is a “decaying country.”
“A possible sequel to the Biden-Trump competition [of 2020], when both have been mired in criticism and failed to fix US problems, lays bare a decaying country that is deprived of vitality, and the political rigidity will eventually lead to a decline in US influence worldwide,” the newspaper contended.