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Trump Boasted His Building Was Now Tallest After 9/11 Attacks

In a now viral audio clip, the Republican nominee for president bragged on local news that his building at 40 Wall Street was the tallest in New York City only hours after the World Trade Center fell.

Donald Trump appears at a joint press conference with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico City on August 31, 2016.
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In a now viral audio clip, Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, bragged on local news that his building at 40 Wall Street was the tallest in New York City only hours after the World Trade Center fell on September 11, 2001.

Short transcript:

DONALD TRUMP: "40 Wall Street actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan, and it was actually, before the World Trade Center, was the tallest — and then, when they built the World Trade Center, it became known as the second-tallest. And now it’s the tallest."