Even during the nation's worst terror attack in 2001, Donald Trump made it all about himself.
The Politico Magazine published an article called The Senator And the Mogul: A 9/11 Diary, that discusses how both our current presidential candidates handled the attacks in NYC on 9/11.
While being interviewed the day after the attacks, Trump said this about his own tall building.
“Only parenthetically in the middle of the 10-minute conversation did Trump turn to a favorite topic—size. “40 Wall Street,” he said, referring to his 71-story building blocks away from the now-collapsed twin towers, “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.”
Here's the audio:
Marcus chalked up the remark to “Donald being Donald. … He is the brand manager of Trump, and he is going to tout that brand, and he does it reflexively,” he said. “Even on that day.”
The narcissism this man exudes is incredible. Not one person in NYC or around the country gave two sh*ts about the size of his building. And to brag about it after the Towers were destroyed by two Jet airliners is disgraceful.
But he got worse as the days wore on.
Then Donald Trump openly criticized the Twin Towers.
On Monday of the following week, she traveled to New York, where she was on hand to re-open the New York Stock Exchange.
Trump that day talked on the phone to a reporter from the New York Post about what should happen at Ground Zero.
“Once they get it cleared—and that is going to be a very long process—we will all have a better idea of what can be done on the site,” he said. “The current mindset is to put up new towers, and I agree with that.”↓ Story continues below ↓
But they shouldn’t be exact replicas, he added.
“To be blunt, they were not great buildings,” Trump said. “They only became great upon their demise last Tuesday.”
No, Donald. they were always great. I visited them often.
And to terrorists they signified the culture of the West and that's why they were attacked not once, but twice.
Reading these quotes now, if progressive blogs and social media had been around and as strong back in 2001, Donald Trump would have had to hide his bulbous head around town.