In this YouTube video, presidential historians discuss how Donald Trump's lie that he lost hundreds of friends on September 11, 2001 is an example of his depravity. They argue that this lie is so vile that even Trump is afraid to repeat it.
00:00:00 On 9/11, Captain Patrick Brown of Ladder Company 3 refused orders to evacuate the north tower due to the number of burn victims still present. After the south tower collapsed, Brown's recorded radio response indicated that he would not leave the victims behind. Trump visited a nearby fire station on 9/11 to take a photo with a few firefighters, telling jokes before leaving for Florida. Trump's claim that he "lost hundreds of friends" on 9/11 is a lie, as he was not present at the time and did not witness the tragedy firsthand.
00:05:00 In this YouTube video, presidential historians search for clues to the character of American presidents. They discuss how future historians will find nothing that illuminates the depravity of Donald Trump more vividly than his lie that he lost hundreds of friends on September 11, 2001. This lie is so vile that even Trump is afraid to repeat it.