After the terrorist attacks on 9/11, we were stunned, there is no doubt about that. A recently uncovered interview of now-President Trump from back in 2001 shows a side of him that the Democrats don’t want anyone to see.
The interview took place just two days after the attacks. Smoke was still billowing out from Lower Manhattan, and the smell of soot and ash was in the air. It was there that Trump vowed the goal was to find survivors from that fateful day. He didn’t stop there. He then went on to talk about what America needed to do next, “It’s like a whole different city and world,” Trump reflected.
“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,” Trump said.
Much like his presidential campaign over 15 years later, Trump seemed intensely committed to trying to make New York a better place. He understood how horrific this situation was, and had the ability to make a difference.
He ended up submitting a design of a new “World Trade Center,” that was eventually passed on. Instead, the Freedom Tower design was chosen. He didn’t let that get him down though.
Trump expressed how upset he was over the coordinated attacks on the World Trade Center buildings, the Pentagon, and even the third attack which was eventually stopped when the passengers of Airlines Flight 93 brought down the plane in a field in Pennsylvania.
The resulting “thousands and thousands of lives” lost are truly heartbreaking. But that did not stop Trump from bringing people in to help sift through the debris looking for survivors.
“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,” the future president explained. “It’s terrible.”
Trump explained that the fear was at an all time high. While everyone was searching buildings for survivors, they were also listening for the whistle to go off, letting everyone know when to hit the deck.
He explained that, considering the decaying structures of the buildings around Ground Zero, it was frightening, but these people were not giving up. He went on to talk about how the chances of finding actual survivors were rare, and “generally speaking that’s not the case.”
Many of the people they pulled out from the rubble had tragically died in the terrorist attacks, but Trump had a crew together looking for people who may have survived the worst terrorist attack in US History.
At one point, Trump was asked if he thought there were survivors. “It’s a tough situation, but you can’t give up hope,” he expressed. Giving up hope would mean the deaths of more innocent people needing rescue, and that simply was not an option.
This interview shows that President Trump has been worried about our country and the American people for years. Despite what the Left preaches, this is nothing new. We will never forget that day, and neither will President Trump.