Tag Team Action: The Donald/The Boiler vs. Unnamed Newscaster/Tale-of-the-Tape

Trump not only needs his eyes and ears examined, but his brain and heart/soul revamped as well. Apart from his first-hand account via his humble abode over four miles away of people jumping off of the World Trade Center, there are at least four additional aspects of Trump’s version of events that are simply not believable.



I watched people jumping off the building. How would you like to be 102 stories up and your choice is burn or jump? And many people jumped. And I witnessed it. I watched that. ‘Cause I had a view. I have a window in my apartment that specifically was aimed at the World Trade Center because of the beauty of the whole downtown Manhattan.

And I watched as people jumped.  And I watched the second plane come in.

And I was watching television when the first plane hit. And they said, “No, it must have been a boiler explosion.” But I’m good at real estate. Boilers are not up there. Boilers are underneath, right? They’re in the basements. And I said, “That was not a boiler.”

And then I saw the second plane come in.

And I said, “Wow, that’s unbelievable.” And there were people that were very very happy. And those people—not good people.

Boiler Explosion

Sure, there were wacko conspiracy theories regarding boiler rooms after the Twin Towers fell, but Trump insists he heard a newscaster say the cause of the gaping hole in the North Tower was a boiler explosion prior to it falling down.

Was Trump On- or Off-the-Clock?

In April 2011, The Donald told a New Yorker reporter that he arrives to work at 7:00 or 7:30 am. (No surprise, but in other interviews and books he “wrote,” Trump cites different times for his daily routine.) The North Tower was hit first at 8:46 am, followed by the South Tower being hit at 9:02 am. If Trump was in his apartment, why was he slacking off and late for work that day?

Trump’s Apartment vs. Trump’s Office

Trump lives on the 66th-68th floors of the Trump Tower, giving him a plausible sightline (assuming bionic vision). If he was in his 26th floor office however, he could not have witnessed people jumping or falling as the sightline just doesn’t allow it.

Jumping “Off” the Building vs. “Out of” the Building

Trump specifically said he watched people jumping “off” the building (singular) — rather than “out of” the building. Assuming he meant the North Tower, this is impossible, as people could not access the roof of the North Tower in that all the access doors were inexplicably locked.