An old clip of a Donald Trump interview in the aftermath of 9/11 has resurfaced, and it’s once again got up people’s noses.
Back on this day in 2001, Trump, along with everyone else around the world was shocked when the World trade Center was the target of the most devastating terror attack ever.
That shock didn’t wear off quickly, in fact for some it’s still there today, but Trump’s words on the day of the attack seemed to inexcusable to some.
16 years ago, today, Trump talked about how his building was now the tallest one since the World Trade Center fell. pic.twitter.com/Dcr8OLF695
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) September 11, 2017
Author Brain Klaas, among others, re-posted the snippet, in which the current President of the United States says: “40 Wall Street actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan, and it was actually, before the World Trade Center, was the tallest – and then, when they built the World Trade Center, it became known as the second-tallest. And now it’s the tallest.”
Basically, for those unaware, Trump’s building – 40 Wall Street – was left standing during the attack, and the clip appears to show him thinking of that as a silver lining.
However, people have been quick to point out that his statement was incorrect, as 70 Pine Street, built in in 1932, became the tallest building in lower Manhattan after the Twin Towers fell.
It was false even then. 70 Pine Street, built in in 1932, became the tallest building in lower Manhattan after the Twin Towers fell.
— Chuck Graef (@chuckgraef) September 11, 2017
Who cares about one one of the biggest tragedies in world history if it means my building is now the biggest.
— Stephen Hardcastle (@stedja44) September 11, 2017
Every cloud and all that eh
— Dean (@Dean_Fitch_) September 11, 2017
Trump has no soul.
— Patricia Winnay (@WinnayPatricia) September 11, 2017
As ALWAYS… In Trump's eyes, it's all about him!!!
— Mickey VanDeren (@LtGovMickey) September 11, 2017
I think about this all the time. This says more about him than anything else he's said.
— kate sullivan (@teadrunkkate) September 11, 2017
For some, this is a reminder of possibly one of the worst things Trump has said, even more than the many controversial comments from his political campaign.
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