"I was there too, but I don't consider myself to be the first answer," Trump said. "But I was there. I spent a lot of time there with you."
Let's be clear about what Trump is doing here: He connects himself – very closely – with the men and women who first responded to the planes that crashed at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. People who continue to suffer from health problems because of their work.
So what exactly is Trump doing on September 11, 2001?
"40 Wall Street was actually the second tallest building in downtown Manhattan and was actually before the World Trade Center, it was the tallest – and then, when they built the World Trade Center, it became known as the second tallest. And now it is the tallest. "
Yes. He really said that.
" Right now, after the most serious terrorist attacks in the history of the country, Trump is speaking publicly about buildings and its buildings and the market implications and character and sustainability of the city's citizens, where he had lived almost all his life. But then reporters had only so many reasons to ask him about national security or foreign policy. " intersections from Ground Zero. And according to a September 14 Newsday report, Trump was spotted on Ground Zero the previous day:
"The look of Donald Trump, every hair in place and impeccably dressed in a black suit, pressed white shirt and red tie, entering the square with the mobile his phone to his ear.
"" No, no. The building is gone – he says in the phone. "
The important thing here is that there is very little evidence to support this, which Trump tried to do on Monday morning. This is also not the first time he does.  "Everyone who helped clean up the debris – I was there and I watched and helped a little – but I want to tell you: These people were amazing," Trump said in a speech in Buffalo in 2016. "Cleaning up the wreckage. He's trying to find extra lives. You didn't know what was coming down for all of us – and they did."