What is wrong with this guy?
Courtesy of USA Today:
President Donald Trump honored thousands that died as a result of the Sept. 11 terror attacks during remarks at the Pentagon Wednesday.
But the president also didn’t miss a chance to again claim he helped in the aftermath of the terror attacks at ground zero.
“I was looking out of a window from a building at Midtown Manhattan directly at the World Trade Center when I saw a second plane at a tremendous speed go into the second tower. It was then that I realized the world was going to change. I was no longer going to be, and it could never, ever be that innocent place that I thought it was,” Trump said.
“Soon after, I went down to Ground Zero with men who worked for me to try to help in any little way that we could,” he continued. “We were not alone. So many others were scattered around trying to do the same. They were all trying to help.”
That is a fucking lie.
Richard Alles, who was the New York Fire Department battalion chief during the Sept. 11 attack, has repeatedly said that he does not remember Trump having a presence at ground zero.
During an interview with the New York Times, Alles said that despite spending several months at the ground zero site, he “never witnessed” Trump there.
“He was a private citizen at the time. I don’t know what kind of role he could have possibly played,” Alles told the Times in July.
Here is more.
Alles in a separate interview with PolitiFact in July said that he had no knowledge of Trump being at ground zero or sending at least 100 workers to help. Alles told PolitiFact that he was at the scene 20 minutes after the second building collapsed.
“I was in a supervisory role with the fire department at the time,” he said. “I was there for several months — I have no knowledge of his being down there.”
In addition, Alles said “there would be a record” if Trump had sent a crew of at least 100 workers to help out at ground zero.
No Trump did not go down to “Help” at Ground Zero after the attacks.
Donald Trump is a couward so there is no way he would put himself in harm’s way like that.
Oh, and while we are on the subject there were not thousands of Muslims celebrating in the streets of New Jersey during the attack either.
We know that Trump lies with the same ease with which most people breathe but these lies are perhaps his most egregious to date.