Trump’s narcissism knows no bounds, even on the most tragic day in modern history.
Every year on September 11 memories of that day are shared. News clips pepper our televisions and our newsfeeds and we revisit that horror. “Never forget,” we say.
Politico ran a story contrasting the paths of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on that day. Embedded within that story is a clip from local news channel Fox 5 in New York. It is a clip that shouldn’t be forgotten, either. On a day of such heartbreak and pain, Trump went on the air to talk about himself and his New York properties.
During the 10-minute conversation Trump spoke about his view of the attack, his disappointment that the stock exchange was closed and even bragged about now having the tallest building in lower Manhattan.
When anchor Allen Marcus asked Trump if his building at 40 Wall Street sustained any damage, rather than just answering the question like a normal person would, Trump gave the most Trumpian answer one could imagine. Mine’s the biggest one, now.
Around the 1 minute, 50 second mark Trump’s answer can be heard. He said:
“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.”
Michael Ruse of Politico points out the local reporter’s forgiveness of the remark, writing:
“Marcus chalked up the remark to ‘Donald being Donald. … He is the brand manager of Trump, and he is going to tout that brand, and he does it reflexively,’ he said. ‘Even on that day.'”
He’s right. It is just “Donald being Donald.” The greedy, self-centered, empty husk of a man, Donald who was void of showing even basic human decency hours after our country was attacked.
This is NOT presidential material – not even close.
Watch Donald Trump brag about having the tallest building just hours after the collapse of the World Trade Center, here:
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