Donald Trump waits to speak during a memorial service at the Pentagon for the 9/11 terrorist attacks September 11, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Over the years, Donald Trump has made many claims about his memories of 9/11.
Many others have made false or exaggerated claims about the attack, such as pretending to be survivors.
A psychiatrist coined the term “9/11 sign” to refer to those who lied about the event to garner sympathy.
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Most people can vividly recall where they were the moment they heard about the terrorist attacks in New York City on 11 September 2001.
Donald Trump is no different.
Over the years, the former president has extensively described his memories of the day, including that he helped first responders and lost “hundreds” of friends in the attack.
Many of his claims lack evidence and don’t hold up to scrutiny.
On Tuesday, Trump reiterated some of these claims on Newsmax and revealed some previously untold details.
-Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) September 8, 2021
“I was down there right after the event and I brought a big crew of people down. And I helped, a lot of other people helped. Those first responders are very brave,” Trump told the outlet.
Trump also revealed that “two big firemen” took him to safety after hearing creaks coming from a nearby building, which appears to be a new addition to the story.
“I said, ‘That building is going to come down,’ and two big firemen grabbed me and grabbed other people, and they just moved out of that area. Never came down, but I never heard a noise like that. And it was a scary situation,” Trump told Newsmax.
Although he was seen at Ground Zero in the days after the attack, there was no evidence that he helped, according to Vice News.
On 9/11, Donald Trump said that he had watched the attacks unfold through the window of his apartment in Trump Tower.
On the day of the attack, he also claimed that 40 Wall Street, also known as the Trump building, had become the tallest building in downtown Manhattan after 9/11, which was, in fact, incorrect.
-Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) September 11, 2021
Most notoriously, He said that he saw Muslims celebrating in the streets of New Jersey, an assertion that multiple fact-checkers have cast doubt on.
“This defies basic logic,” PolitiFact’s Lauren Carroll wrote in a “Pants on Fire” ruling in 2015.
“In the case of 9/11, Trump’s line between memory and hyperbole appears to be blurry,” The Associated Press reported.
The 9/11 fantasists
Alicia Head pretended to be a 9/11 survivor.
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Donald Trump is not the only one to have made spurious claims about their experiences on 9/11.
Psychiatrist Jean Kim, who worked in New York City in the years after the attack, wrote an article in The Washington Post in 2015 about the trend of people falsely claiming they had lost relatives in 9/11.
She said she started to become suspicious at the …read more
Source:: Business Insider