President Obama to visit Ground Zero
Then presidential nominee Barack Obama visits Ground Zero on the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks September 11, 2008 in New York City.
May 2nd, 2011
07:11 PM ET
4 years ago

President Obama to visit Ground Zero

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will travel to New York City on Thursday to visit ground zero and meet with families of victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a senior White House official told CNN on Monday.


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  1. Normagene

    How much you wanna bet he's going to get a VERY WARM WELCOME. Today is a very good day for Obama and for America.

    May 2, 2011 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  2. bill

    Thank you President Bush for your policies. Thank you President Obama for not messing with them.

    May 2, 2011 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  3. Shawn-Ga

    Why is it that President Obama and so many others who were against the enhanced interrogation techniques can so easily settle themselves with the fact that this all came to pass due to the intelligence gathered that way years ago?

    May 2, 2011 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  4. Billy

    Pure class, all the way.

    May 2, 2011 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  5. LacrosseMom(real one)

    President Obama has been under fire, from the Far-Right since before he took Office. He has shown grace under fire and an amazing amount of patience with those who have lied, slandered and criticized him! I heard it reported on CNN, that President Obama graciously and respectfully called former presidents Bush (43) and Bill Clinton to advice them of the attack. President Obama......... you are gracious and brilliant. Thank you for your wisdom!

    A BIG THANKS to Navy Seals, U.S. Intelligence and all those who brought this attack about. WELL DONE!

    May 2, 2011 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  6. Lisa Brennan

    My heart breaks for those lost in 9/11. And for the all those lost everywhere over the last 10 years as a consequence. I send a special prayer to Diane B.S. and her family. I am from Madison, Ct. and remember you, Diane, at DH High and my brother had the biggest crush on you, Diane. May you rest in peace and your family receive some solace after yesterday's news. I am happy to see President Obama will visit Ground Zero. I will be there is spirit.

    May 2, 2011 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  7. Lisa Mitchell

    An honorable thing to do~ Obama has more class than all GOP contenders.....collectively. Good job President Obama, millions of Americans trust your judgement, respect your authority, and appreciate your compassion. Now put on your seatbelt, for 2012 is sure to be a rough ride! OBAMA~BIDEN 2012!!

    May 2, 2011 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  8. T'sah from Virginia

    Thank you President Obama – that would mean a lot to those who lost loved ones there – that would be good for America!!! Yes We Can!!

    May 2, 2011 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  9. Al Bluengreenenbrownenburger

    Oh, the right-wingers are just seething with anger that Obama got the big enemy and they didn't. They have been praying for terrorist attacks to legitimize their hatred of a nigra president and gain some power, and instead Barrack Obama gets the credit. If you close your eyes, you can feel the radioactive spite to the right.

    Now, Mr. President, you have a good enough reason to declare victory and get the hell out of the Middle East. End those useless expensive life-wasting Bush wars! That part of the world always will be a mess, andit was wildly stupid to become entangled there. Declare victory and get out. Send in air strike and special forces attacks as needed, but get the troops and bases out.

    May 2, 2011 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  10. Albo58

    This sappy visit is pure political theater! The President should have visited the victims before he and that rube Eric Holder halted the military trials of those murdering dogs at Guantanamo so they could "bring justice" to these animals in NY City! Get off your "look what I did" grandstand, Mr President...you have a country to run!

    May 2, 2011 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  11. The Prince of Common Cents

    Wow.....can you say "security breach?!?"

    May 2, 2011 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    I love the guy. Just as much as some of you hate him.

    May 2, 2011 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  13. welfare prez retoric

    what for, his muslim brothers did it to us, 2012 we will remove this idiot from office, God Bless our Military and the Tea Party

    May 3, 2011 06:01 am at 6:01 am |