Mere days after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in New York City, future President Donald Trump was on the scene offering his sympathy and assistance.
"We have over 100 and we have about 125 coming," Trump told a German news outlet during an interview, referring to workers he said he was involved in helping. "So we’ll have a couple hundred people down here."
"And they are very brave and what they’re doing is amazing," Trump added. "And we will be involved in some form in helping to reconstruct."
Trump told NBC News on the same day that, "I have hundreds of men inside working right now, and we’re bringing down another 125 in a little while."
"And they’ve never done anything like this before," he continued. "And they’re hard-working people, but they’ve never seen anything like it."
When Trump was asked if he had spoken to his men about the intense and emotional tragedy, he replied, "Well there are a lot of them, but they’ve never seen bodies like this before, bodies all over."
2016 Republican presidential candidate Trump recalled the days after 9/11 during a rally in Buffalo, New York.
"Everyone who helped clear the rubble—and I was there, and I watched, and I helped a little bit—but I want to tell you: Those people were amazing," he said.
Trump continued, "Clearing the rubble. Trying to find additional lives. You didn't know what was going to come down on all of us—and they handled it."
Count on the president's critics to not recall Donald Trump showing his heart 19 years ago after the horrific terrorist attack on the city he calls home. That tragic day in 2001 was hopefully the first and last major attack on civilians on U.S. soil in our history.