Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Predisent tRump Celebrates 9/11 With A Double Fist Pump. Also, Never Forget That gwb Allowed The Attacks To Occur (Due To His "Incompetence")

I lived in New York at the time. I remember him calling into WOR radio and saying, "I have the tallest building in Manhattan now". Him saying he saw he saw Muslims cheering in New Jersey. Lie after lie ~ Stephanie Miller on 9/12/2018 broadcast of her eponymous program.

The picture below is from 9/11/2018, the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001. It shows predisent Donald Trump and his current wife Melania arriving at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport in Johnstown PA.

Trump was on his way to the Flight 93 memorial. Wikipedia notes that "the Flight 93 National Memorial is located at the site of the crash of United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked in the September 11 attacks, in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County PA, about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh".

A story from People website says "the majority of the backlash was focused on the double fist pump gesture... with critics saying it reflected a lack of respect and an inability to feel empathy for another person's loss".

An "inability to feel empathy for another person's loss" you say? What else would you except from a raging egomaniacal narcissist?

By the way, 9/11 is the day that we should never forget that a preventable attack was NOT averted due to the negligence of the last incompetent Republican president. Although some think it wasn't incompetence that lead to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but deliberate ignorance. Because gwb determined that (re PNAC's longing for a new Pearl Harbor) an attack on the United States would galvanize the populance for war. Then bush junior could go back into Iraq and correct the mistake his father made in not removing Saddam Hussein from power.

But back to the current hughley incompetent Republican potus. tRump was clearly very enthused to attend another rally where adoring #trumpdupes would cheer for the #worstpresidentever. Instead of being a solemn day to honor the 2977 innocent people who lost their lives, the Orange Turd believed it to be a day to celebrate his greatness.

Just like he made 9/11 all about him ON THE DAY OF THE ATTACK!

"40 Wall Street actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan, and it was actually, before the World Trade Center, was the tallest", the then-businessman said in a telephone interview on the afternoon of Sept. 11 with local New Jersey television station WWOR.

"And then, when they built the World Trade Center, it became known as the second-tallest. And now it's the tallest", added Trump, who has a history of making tasteless and false comments about 9/11, including baseless claims that "thousands" of Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the attacks. (Donald Trump Falsely Boasted About Having Tallest Building In 9/11 Aftermath by Lee Moran. HuffPo 9/11/2018).

For the record, it was actually 70 Pine Street (952 feet tall) that became the tallest building in NY. While Trump Tower at 40 Wall Street became the 2nd tallest (927 feet tall). 1 World Trade Center was 1,368 feet tall - the same height as it's replacement (although, if you include the spire, the height is 1,776 feet). BTW, while originally dubbed the "Freedom Tower", that name was (apparently) dropped.

Snopes says that Trump was bragging about having the tallest building in NY following the destruction of the World Trade Center is "open to interpretation". Because we don't know what was going on in his mind when he said that. But we KNOW the narcissist brags about everything and everything HAS to be about him.

So, yeah, no dice Snopes. Although Snopes is a fact checking organization. As opposed to an opinion site. Or biased Lefty Trump haters (an absurd claim made by a trumper who calls himself Minus FJ). So what they wrote is technically accurate while patently false.

As per Malcolm Nance, "I turn on the TV and here is Trump fist pumping like this is a campaign rally. This is the most sacred day... 3 thousand of our fellow Americans were mass murdered. ... This man is just a disgusting, vile person who will defile the worst day in modern American history".

This commentary from Mr. Nance (from the 9/12/2018 airing of the Stephanie Miller Show) sums it up pretty well, I think. Trump is a vile Orange Turd. When it appears he is doing something selfless, you can be 100 certain that his motivation is self-aggrandizement. Like when he rushed down to the site of the Twin Towers collapse.

Lisa, a Right-wing trumper blogger, in a post that declares tRump to be a "true American", writes that "2 days after the September 11th attacks Donald Trump was at ground zero with hundreds of workers that he payed for to help find and identify victims". He couldn't have sent those workers without showing up himself (making sure he was photographed)?

Although Snopes says the picture was taken on 9/18/2018 outside the NY stock Exchange, 7 days after the September 11 attacks. Snopes also says that the claims that Trump hired all these workers to identify remains - was according to tRump himself (comments he made to NBC News). The fact checking site tried but could not verify the claim.

"We reached out to the White House Press Office and the Trump Organization asking for corroborating evidence of these claims but received no response". Me, I think tRump got in front of a camera and made up a story in order to make himself look like a hero.

Video: YouTube says "broadcast on NBC WRC at 3:50pm on September 13th 2001".

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