President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted a doctored video of Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) that made her seem like she was downplaying the significance of the 9/11 attacks — but has himself been much more callous about the tragedy than the Somali-American freshman representative.
During her Saturday morning show, MSNBC host Joy Reid played a clip of Trump, on the day of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center bombing, bragging about how his Wall Street building had just reclaimed its title as the tallest building in lower Manhattan.
“40 Wall Street actually was the second tallest building in downtown Manhattan,” Trump said on the phone to a New York City reporter as footage of the Twin Towers collapsing played. “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.”
Prior to playing the clip, Reid noted that the 9/11 hijackers were not American Muslims or members of Congress like Omar, but rather were Saudis — and that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one Trump “loves.”