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[COMMENTARY/WATCH] Trump Spins New Lie About 9/11 First Responders ‘Pulling Him to Safety’

Donald Trump on Tuesday night claimed he was pulled to safety by “two big firemen” after 9/11 when he “heard creaks” at Ground Zero and predicted a nearby building would collapse, which it never did. Trump also repeated longstanding claims that he helped out after the attacks, which he’s never proven. Though Trump did go down near Ground Zero in the days following the tragedy, there’s no evidence that he helped—and some evidence that he didn’t follow through on promises to help. Another Trump tale includes him standing in Jersey City, New Jersey, watching “thousands of Arabs cheering” as the towers fell.

But Trump was in New York, on Fifth Avenue in Trump Tower, where he works and lives, and he watched first on TV and then out his windows, staring four miles south at the black smoke in the blue sky. “We saw it,” George Ross, a longtime attorney for Trump and an executive vice president of the Trump Organization, told VICE in 2016. “We saw it out the window. I was sitting in his office. We were listening to the news, like everybody else,” Ross said, describing the mood in the office as “unbelief.”

NEW YORK – MAY 18: Real estate developer Donald Trump speaks during a news conference presenting a model of a proposed design for the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site May 18, 2005 in New York City. Trump proposed a modified rebuilding of the World Trade Center complex, with an updated and taller design and a memorial to those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the base of the new towers. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Despite these facts being on the record, Trump still went on the internet liefest known as Newsmax to spin a brand new yarn of heroism and self-survival on September 11th. Ostensibly there to promote the boxing match he’ll be calling on the 20th Anniversary instead of appearing at appropriately respectful memorials like Presidents Biden, Obama, and Bush, Trump told a tale taller than his building he erroneously bragged was the tallest in Manhattan after the towers fell.

“We were hearing creaks, I’ve never forgotten it, it was I think the United States Steel Building it was called at the time, and it’s 50 stories tall, and we heard creaks,” Trump told Newsmax. “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, but the job they did was so incredible, the first responders.”

Hear him lie to Newsmax below, if you’re the kind of person who can listen to him.

 



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