Former president Donald Trump on Tuesday night claimed he was pulled to safety by "two big firemen" after 9/11 when he "heard creaks" at Ground Zero and predicted a nearby building would collapse — which it never did.
"We were hearing creaks, I've never forgotten it, it was I think the United States Steel Building it was called at the time, and it's 50 stories tall, and we heard creaks," Trump told Newsmax. "I said 'that building is going to come down,' and two big firemen grabbed me, and grabbed other people, and they just moved out of that area. Never came down but I never heard a noise like that. And it was a scary situation, but the job they did was so incredible, the first responders."
"On 9/11 itself, Trump indicated that he watched that attack from afar—and actually made sure to note that the Twin Towers' collapse meant he now owned the tallest building in lower Manhattan," Vice News reports. "Though Trump did go down near Ground Zero in the days after the attack, there's no evidence that he helped—and some evidence that he didn't follow through on promises to help."
Also Tuesday, Trump sparked outrage by revealing plans to provide commentary for a boxing match on Saturday's 20th anniversary of 9/11.
Watch the Newsmax clip below.
Trump appears to be adding to his 9/11 tall tales on Newsmax. This time around he says that after he "heard creaks… https://t.co/kTt7J9ON0Q— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona) 1631069190.0
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