Monday is the anniversary of one of the most unbelievable tragedies in modern history.
The scale and audacity of the 9/11 attacks were simply unfathomable, because who would think to do such a thing in the first place, especially to innocents.?
Sixteen years on, we still haven’t forgotten the images of that day, nor will we ever.
What stands out most years later is how the nation came together during that dark time, something we could really use today.
On this anniversary, with Donald Trump as our latest president, it’s interesting to see what he was doing at the time and what his thoughts were concerning the attack.
As reported at Western Journalism, just days after the attack on the World trade Center, Donald Trump was interviewed, and consistent with his personality, he was already looking towards rebuilding and mending the wounds in Lower Manhattan.
“It’s like a whole different city and world,” Trump said. “I cannot believe the sight of lower Manhattan without the World Trade Center.
Therefore, we have to rebuild. Not necessarily in that form, but we have to rebuild. At least as good and maybe better.”
During the interview, Trump focused on the dangerous work being done by the rescue crews looking for survivors and clearing debris.
“I have hundreds of men inside working right now and we’re bringing down another 125 in a little while.
They’ve never done work like this before,” Trump said. “Its terrible.”
“Not only is it devastating, but it’s very dangerous because every few minutes a whistle would go off and everybody would just run because you have all the buildings around it which are in such a weakened state that people just don’t know,” he said.
“It’s a terrible thing for the workers and it’s a terrible thing for the world, really,” he added.
Trump praised the workers who refused to quit.
“But I’ll tell you what, you really can take heart. There firefighters and policemen and the construction workers equally, the courage they have is unbelievable.
They’re working, digging out, and lifting up steel.
And above them you have 55-story buildings that are very possibly going to be pouring down on them at any minute and they’re working like nothing’s wrong.
Unlike our previous narcissist in chief, who somehow made every tragedy and incident about himself, Trump was praising the courageous work of the common man in the face of tragedy.
He was celebrating their unrelenting spirit despite the very depressing scene and forecast for survivors.
It’s a small window into the type of guy Trump is, seeing him all those years ago during an unfolding national tragedy. Small but critical.
And he lived up to his reputation as a man that respects the work of the average American, and a man who loves this country and will fight to keep it great.
Source: Western Journalism