Donald Trump Spent 9/11 Bragging About How the Attacks Gave Him Tallest Building in New York

| SEP 10, 2017 | 9:30 PM


Monday will mark the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and while Donald Trump's White House will likely have a raft of photo ops planned for him, here are a few others that are impossible to forget.

Most notably, just hours after the Twin Towers fell, Trump was interviewed by a local television station, and noted that the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil had given him the tallest building in New York:

“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.”

In that same interview, Trump said that the most important thing for the city to do was to “never forget,” but by the 2016 presidential campaign, he was referring to the attacks as “7/11”:

Trump also used the racist lie that he saw on television “thousands of Muslims” in New Jersey cheering the attacks, something he never thought to bring up during this extensive interview just two days after the attacks:

Watch Trump's full interview on the day of the attacks below, via WWOR.

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