Donald Trump Bragged About Having the Tallest Building in Manhattan Hours After the Twin Towers Collapsed on 9/11

Donald Trump Bragged About Having the Tallest Building in Manhattan Hours After the Twin Towers Collapsed on 9/11

Not a lot has modified about Donald Trump over the years.

17 years in the past, on September 11th, 2001—infamously often called “9/11″—Donald Trump bragged that he owned the tallest constructing in downtown Manhattan simply hours after the Twin Towers collapsed. And it wasn’t even true.

Over the years, Trump has made various false and tone-deaf remarks concerning the worst terror assault on U.S. soil, however we don’t suppose something can high what he mentioned the day of the assault itself.

In the hours following the 9/11 terrorist assaults, the actual property mogul known as right into a New York radio station and made a really distasteful remark about how his 40 Wall Road constructing was Manhattan’s tallest skyscraper now that the World Commerce Facilities had been diminished to ash and rubble.

“40 Wall Road really was the second-tallest constructing in downtown Manhattan, and it was really, earlier than the World Commerce Middle, was the tallest—after which, after they constructed the World Commerce Middle, it turned often called the second-tallest,” he mentioned. “And now it’s the tallest.”

Not solely was {that a} ridiculous factor to say on the day hundreds of People misplaced their lives, nevertheless it was additionally ridiculously false. In accordance with the Council on Tall Buildings and City Habitat, the 70 Pine Road constructing is about 25 toes greater than 40 Wall Road, with the former being 952 toes tall, and the latter being 927 toes tall.

Trump additionally claimed $150,000 from the authorities’s 9/11 fund, cash that was initially put aside to assist small companies cowl “lease loss” and “repairs,” claiming that Trump Tower was broken. Guess what: it wasn’t.

Greater than a decade later, Trump (who by then was a actuality TV star and host of The Apprentice) tweeted a weird message out to the “haters and losers” on the anniversary of the assault.

“I wish to lengthen my finest needs to all, even the losers and haters, on this particular date,” he wrote in 2013.

Two years later, in November 2015, throughout his presidential election marketing campaign, Trump notoriously claimed he had seen hundreds of Muslims cheering in New Jersey as the Twin Towers collapsed.

“I watched when the World Commerce Middle got here tumbling down, and I watched in Jersey Metropolis, New Jersey the place hundreds and hundreds of individuals had been cheering as that constructing was coming down,” he mentioned at a rally in Birmingham, Alabama.

Trump later claimed the cheers got here from areas with “massive Arab populations,” nevertheless, many residents of New Jersey and police representatives have refuted the ridiculous declare.

He additionally claimed to have misplaced “lots of” of pals in the 9/11 assaults, which might imply that he knew round one in ten of the practically 3,000 individuals who died. In the meantime, he’s by no means named a single individual he misplaced in the tragedy.

Trump has additionally insisted that he would have dealt with terrorism higher than his predecessors George Bush and Invoice Clinton, saying each of them failed to stop the assault.

He additionally mentioned 9/11 by no means would have occurred beneath his immigration coverage, regardless of the proven fact that 15 of the 19 terrorists concerned in the assaults had been really residents of Saudi Arabia—a rustic that was not part of his journey ban.

“These those who knocked down the World Commerce Centre most definitely beneath the Trump coverage wouldn’t have been right here to knock down the World Commerce Centre, simply so that you perceive,” he mentioned throughout an August 2016 marketing campaign rally in Florida.

And we are able to’t overlook about April 2017 when in an interview with the Related Press about his first 100 days in the White Home, he boasted that his TV rankings at the time had been greater than these for 9/11 information protection.

“It’s the highest [ratings] for ‘Deface the Nation’ since the World Commerce Middle,” he mentioned of the CBS present that’s really known as Face the Nation. “Since the World Commerce Middle got here down. It’s an incredible benefit.”

Yesterday, on the 17th anniversary of 9/11, Trump was known as out on Twitter for his extraordinarily minimal tweet recognizing the tragedy.

He merely wrote: “17 years since September 11th” to commemorate a day in which hundreds of American lives had been misplaced.

And Twitter customers had been fast to let him know the way a lot of a trash tweet it was.

Somebody even identified how he regarded as he arrived at a ceremony in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the web site of the United 93 crash:

For comparability’s sake, that is what a tweet from the POTUS about 9/11 ought to appear to be:

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