Biden, Pence meet victims’ families at 9/11 memorial

President Trump paused for a moment of silence on his way to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and on the ground, he honored the passengers who bravely fought back on the hijacked Flight 93.
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Oosk, all of this playing out as the nation marks 9/11. It's hard to believe it's been 19 years now. President trump and Joe Biden putting the campaign aside to pay tribute. President trump and the first lady observing a moment of silence on their way to the flight 93 memorial in shanksville, Florida. Joe Biden and his wife Jill here at the 9/11 memorial in new York. Biden greeting vice president Mike pence, both in masks, touching elbows. Another reminder of a somber anniversary playing out at an extraordinary time for this country. Here's Mary Bruce tonight. Reporter: As the nation marks 19iers from 9/11, it does so during another national emergency, a pandemic. Nearly 200,000 Americans now dead, and in the middle of a consequential presidential election, millions of Americans out of work. Today president trump and his opponent Joe Biden aware of the gravity of this day. We mourn deeply for the nearly 3,000 precious and beautiful souls who were taken from us. I'm not going toib making any news today. I'm not going to talk about anything other than 9/11. We took all our advertising down. It's a solemn day. That's how we're going to keep it. Reporter: As ground zero, Joe Biden meeting with victim's families, consoing this mother who lost her son. And crossing paths with vice president Mike pence. The rivals bumping elbows in greeting, both wear masks. At the same time, president trump on his way to shanksville, Pennsylvania, pausing on air force one for a moment of silence. On the ground he honored the passengers who so bravely fought back on flight 93. Our solemn pledge so to carry forward the noble legacy of the brave souls who gave their lives for us 19 years ago. Reporter: As trump headed back to Washington, Biden was arriving in shanksville, laying a wreath at the memorial and meeting family members of those killed. And stopping by the local volunteer fire department. Nobody smiling. Reporter: Politics muted today, but here in Pennsylvania, still in the background. The signs visible as we drove through this key battleground state. One shanksville resident with this welcome, and by the afternoon, trump was back on Twitter attacking Democrats. Mary Bruce with us live here tonight. She joins us from shanksville, I want to go back to the images from ground zero here in new York. We saw Joe Biden there with vice president Mike pence greeting each other, the elbow bump. Both wearing masks. Reflected not only the weight of this anniversary, but also the weight of this moment in the country, both of their wives there, too. It would appear tonight president trump turned back to the campaign? Reporter: Yes, and David, trump will be back on the road in Nevada this weekend. The candidates are ramping up their campaigning. Between them they'll be hitting six battleground states next weekle they'll both be back hear in Pennsylvania, both also in Minnesota, and Biden visiting the key state of Florida, David, now with just 53 days to go. Mary Bruce with us tonight on this 9/11. Mary, thank you.

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