Donald Trump, a native New Yorker, had a few not-so-sensitive comments after the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks.
"40 Wall Street actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan, and it was actually, before the World Trade Center, was the tallest — and then, when they built the World Trade Center, it became known as the second-tallest. And now it’s the tallest," Trump told WWOR just hours after the terrorist attack. The clip, posted below from Twitter, was first unearthed by Politico magazine.
These bizarre comments are latest in Trump's controversies about Sept. 11th. Trump has long insisted he saw video of "thousands of Muslims" celebrating in Jersey City after the attack, despite that there is no evidence this ever occurred. Trump also has claimed that "hundreds" of his friends were among the nearly 3,000 people who died, although his campaign did not provide any names to The Daily Beast of who his acquaintances are.
Trump seems to have a (competitive?) vendetta against the new buildings at the World Trade Center, including 1 World Trade, the tallest building in the world.
40 Wall Street, known as the Trump Building, dates back to the 1930s. When it was built it was the tallest building in the world, although it soon was dwarfed by the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. Trump bought it in 1995 at low price, and it has since housed Trump University. No wonder Trump is so proud of it!