Trump had an unusual reaction to 9/11 just hours after the attacks


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On September 11, 2001, just hours after terrorists brought down the World Trade Center, Donald Trump seemed to brag that one of his buildings was now the tallest in downtown Manhattan.
“I mean, 40 Wall Street actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan, and it was actually before the World Trade Center the tallest, and then when they built the World Trade Center it became known as the second-tallest, and now it’s the tallest,” he said.
The interview came under scrutiny during Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump’s claim that his building was then the tallest in downtown Manhattan wasn’t accurate — the nearby 70 Pine Street building is 25 feet taller than Trump’s 40 Wall Street, though Trump’s building has four more stories.

On September 11, 2001, just hours after terrorists brought down the World Trade Center, Donald Trump seemed to brag that one of his buildings was now the tallest in downtown Manhattan.

Trump, then a real-estate developer who had only flirted with a political career, was speaking to a local TV station, WWOR, on the day of the attacks when he was asked about a skyscraper he owned near the fallen Twin Towers.

“Donald, you have one of the landmark buildings down in the Financial District, 40 Wall Street,” said Alan Marcus, a WWOR analyst. “Did you have any damage, or did you — what’s happened down there?”

Trump’s response seemed to focus less on the deadly attack than on the fact that the World Trade Center was no longer the tallest building in the area.

“Well, it was an amazing phone call,” Trump said. “I mean, 40 Wall Street actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan, and it was actually before the World Trade Center the tallest, and then when they built the World Trade Center it became known as the second-tallest, and …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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