Sixteen years ago today, America faced one of the most horrific terror attacks we would ever have to endure. Lower Manhattan was billowing smoke and ashes floated in the air. Despite the shining sun, the air in New York was thick and grey. One man made his way through the mess that was Ground Zero and stopped to salute those who volunteered to give it all in order the help victims of the attack. He made a promise to rebuild.
Just two days after the horrific September 11th attack on the World Trade Center, an interview was conducted with Donald Trump. He was focused on digging through the debris to rescue survivors as well as figuring out what would come next for our country.
Trump stated, “it’s like a whole different city and world. I cannot believe the sight of lower Manhattan without the World Trade Center. Therefore, we have to rebuild. Not necessarily in the form, but we have to rebuild. At least as good and maybe better.”
Later, Donald Trump submitted his design for a similar structure to the original World Trade Center that was set aside, and instead, the Freedom Tower was built.
Western Journalism wrote:
In the interview, Trump mused upon the destruction, citing the “thousands and thousands of lives” lost in the terrorist attack that was coordinated with an attack on the Pentagon and and a third attack that was foiled when passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 fought against their captors, leading to a crash in Pennsylvania.
Trump’s focus during the interview was the men doing the hazardous, risky work of combing the debris to retrieve the dead and hopefully find survivors.
Trump was quoted saying “I have hundreds of men inside working right now, and we’re bringing down another 125 in a little while. They’ve never done work like this before. It’s terrible.”
He explained, “not only is it devastating, but its very dangerous because every few minutes a whistle would go off and everybody would just run because you have all the buildings around it which are in such a weakened state that people just don’t know.”
He went on to say, “it’s a terrible thing for the workers and it’s a terrible thing for the world, really.”
Donald Trump provided support for the workers who just wouldn’t give up.
During the interview, he also stated “the great thing is when they find somebody that’s alive, like the five firemen they just found a little while ago, so that’s the great thing and that’s what they’re still striving for, but generally speaking that’s not the case.”
He continued on, “it’s a very depressing situation for these folks.”
On the same day Donald Trump was interviewed there was a report that stated that five firefighters had just been saved from the debris alive. Trump didn’t know at the time, but the report was later proven to be false. The truth of the matter is that the report was based on multiple rescuers who had been saved from the mess after they had been trapped earlier in the day.