Why isn’t more made about Donald Trump saying he helped look for survivors at Ground Zero?

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By now, I get it. Truly, I get it. Donald Trump says so many outlandish things that it’s impossible to hold him to any singular statement. Or, Donald Trump speaks his mind, so if sometimes that comes off as bombastic, well, it’s just passion. Or, look, he’s just real. Real guy, real from-the-heart statements. So cut him some slack.

Again, I get it.

I get it.

I get it.

I get it.

But here’s what I don’t get: In a speech not all that long ago, Donald Trump told a crowd that, in the days after the 9.11 terrorist attacks, he was at Ground Zero, helping search for survivors. Really, here’s the link. To quote Trump: “Everyone who helped clear the rubble—and I was there, and I watched, and I helped a little bit. But I wanna tell you—those people were amazing. Clearing the rubbing, trying to find additional lives. You didn’t know what was gonna come down on all of us.”

This is, factually, untrue. Trump wasn’t at Ground Zero in the days after 9.11. He certainly wasn’t helping dig through the rubble. In another clip, right after the nightmare, Trump said he had hundreds of people helping with the relief effort—also untrue. Like, a lie. He also said this to an NBC reporter …

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Again—not true. In typical Trump speak, it was all very vague and lacking in specifics. Years later Richard Alles, a retired deputy chief with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), confirmed that Trump had no one helping out; that it was utter nonsense.

Last one: At a 2015 campaign rally Trump told people he was watching from a window in his Trump Tower apartment as people leapt from the Trade Center. Um, this would be visually impossible.

I suppose I get political exaggerations.

I don’t get this.

Why this is OK.

2 thoughts on “Why isn’t more made about Donald Trump saying he helped look for survivors at Ground Zero?”

  1. Remember when Mittens Romney, whose piety absolutely forbids lying, claimed that he watched his father march with MLK at a civil rights rally in Michigan in 1960? Not so much. Never happened. When he was called on his bullshit, he claimed that he meant his remarks to be “figurative.” Trump ain’t the only weasel out there, he’s merely the most shameless.

  2. Thanks for the article Jeff. Did you see the photo?

    Did you hear about DEW?

    California Fires

    Did you know about the book? “Trump’s 2000 Book Predicted Major Terror Attack in US”

    Video: “Donald Trump Predicted Large-Scale Terror Attack Before 9/11 In 2000”

    Btw. I live in Helsinki.


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