Egocentric Trump Boasted His Building Was The Tallest After 9/11

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Isabella Ohlmeyer
Donald Trump told the media, hours after the 9/11 attack that destroyed the Twin Towers, that his building was once again the tallest structure.

Instead of taking a moment of silence to mourn the victims of the tragic 9/11 terrorist attack 15 years ago, Donald Trump took the unsurprising opportunity to brag about himself.

The presidential candidate told television station WWOR in an interview, after the towers fell on September 11, 2001, that his building was now the tallest building in Manhattan, according to The Huffington Post.

“40 Wall Street was actually 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,” Trump said.

Alan Marcus, a former Trump publicist and an on-air analyst for WWOR on 9/11, phone interviewed the presidential candidate live, while video footage of the massacre appeared on television, Politico reports.  

Marcus said his response to the attack was “Donald being Donald…He is the brand manager of Trump, and he is going to tout that brand, and he does it reflexively. Even on that day.”

Trump has previously made despicable comments about the Sept. 11 attacks saying that the World Trade Center was a “piece of junk” and “disgusting.”

He also said that in New Jersey, “thousands” of Muslims cheered the 9/11 attacks even though he didn’t provide proof of the occurrence.

Trump’s motives during the 9/11 attacks and throughout his political campaign have always been to selfishly promote himself, and to be egotistical, especially during this tragedy that none of us will ever forget, is unforgivable.  

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