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Wall Street bankers shamed for taking bachelor party selfies with sex doll at Ground Zero memorial

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On the eve on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 attack, police in New York city had to step in on Friday when a group of men took stag party selfies with a sex doll at the Ground Zero Memorial.

According to the Daily Mail, the unidentified men were British, with one source saying three of them work for a Wall Street bank.

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In photos taken at the scene, one man carried the inflatable sex toy while his friends posed for photos in front of one the memorials waterfalls until police officers stepped in and asked them to leave the area.

Asked what they were doing, one man believed to be the groom, said “it’s just a bachelor party,” but then answered “no comment’ when pressed for more information.

According to Rosanne Hughes of the New Jersey 9/11 Memorial Foundation — and who lost her 46-year-old husband on 9/11/2001 — she was disgusted by their callousness.

“I’m speechless. I don’t even have any words for that – that’s a disgrace,” she said. “That is sacred ground, I lost my husband and I don’t even know what to say – it’s disgusting.”

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“We hear things like this and I honestly think it’s disgraceful to take selfies of anybody there laughing and smiling when they haven’t lived the life we’ve lived for 15 years and the people we’ve lost,” she continued. “If I came face to face with these people I would say ‘shame on you. You have no clue to what those families have gone through and to be that disrespectful’ – they should be fined. They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with that.”

Shown photos of the revelers, Michael Frazier, the executive vice president of communications and marketing at 9/11 Memorial and Museum, called their behavior “disturbing.”

“This image is exceptionally disturbing and what is just as disturbing – if not more – is that these people find it appropriate to blatantly disrespect this place made sacred by the murder of 3000 innocent people,” he said before adding, “At any time this would be enraging and offensive, we are days away from commemorating the 15th anniversary of 9/11 – this is disgusting. I have never seen anything like this or expect to see anything like this – not even remotely close.”

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According to Frazier, the memorial site has rules on conduct posted encouraging visitors to exercise “proper decorum, personal behavior and conduct at all times.”

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‘His mommy should have told him she loved him a little bit more’: CNN analyst eviscerates Trump over ‘chosen one’ comments’

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On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," analyst Gloria Borger laid into President Donald Trump for his bizarre press conference anointing himself "the chosen one."

"'I am the chosen one,' and that comes after the president re-tweeted a conspiracy theorist radio host who said that he is like the second coming," said host Brianna Keilar. "So what do you make of all of this?"

"I think maybe his mommy should have told him she loved him a little bit more," said Borger. "I don't know. It is hard — it is hard to know what to make of this. Some people will say, as Trump says, 'Oh, I was only joking when I said all of that stuff.' But the truth of the matter is that he does this all of the time, and talks about how wonderful he is, and if you recall during his speech at the convention when he talked about the problems the country was facing he was saying 'I alone can fix it.'"

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Trump promises vets he won’t use his campaign slogan — then blurts it out seconds later

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While talking with veterans on Wednesday, President Donald Trump vowed that he would not politicize the event by reciting his 2020 campaign slogan -- and then did it anyway just seconds later.

While addressing the American Veterans National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, the president made light of the fact that he was not supposed to be using his speech to promote his reelection campaign and was only there to talk about his administration's work on behalf of veterans.

"In all things, we are putting our country first," the president said. "We are saying, let’s say 'Make America great again,' but we are almost there, 'Make America great again.' We may have to switch it. You know what we’re going to switch it to? Huh? Yeah? That is right. I will not say it here, because this is not a campaign speech."

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Eugene Robinson stunned by Trump’s rant: No ‘responsible’ world leader can trust a self-proclaimed ‘chosen one’

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Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson on Wednesday reacted to President Donald Trump's assertion that he is "the chosen one."

Trump made the remarks while taking questions on the White House lawn on Wednesday. The president suggested that he is "the chosen one" to take on China because he was elected by the American people.

Robinson suggested that Trump had undermined his own negotiating position.

"You get to the point where he looks at the sky and says I'm the chosen one," Robinson said following Trump's remarks. "You get to that point and you cannot -- I don't see how any responsible leader could say this is a guy I could count on."

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