People are editing Trump into historic scenes under the hashtag '#Lost TrumpHistory' after he claimed he spent 'a lot of time' with first responders after 9/11 (Business Insider link): People on Twitter are mocking President Donald Trump's unproven claim Monday inserting himself into the response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
"I was down there also, but I'm not considering myself a first responder," Trump told 9/11 first responders and others who had lost friends and colleagues in the attacks. "But I was down there. I spent a lot of time down there with you."
Trump's claim drew criticism and incredulity. Though he was seen and photographed in lower Manhattan in the week after the attack, there is no evidence that he had a significant presence among first responders at ground zero.
Many people on Twitter responded with humor, posting images on Twitter under the hashtag #Lost TrumpHistory that inserted Trump into events from history. Others pointed to Trump's long history of dubious claims about 9/11, including the debunked claim that Muslims in New Jersey celebrated when the Twin Towers collapsed.
On July 4, a speech he gave in Washington, DC, claimed that the 18th-century American army in the Revolutionary War "seized airports" from the British.
He later blamed the mistake on his teleprompter.
Mod: Apparently Donald Trump was just about everywhere, with the possible exception of the Viet Nam War. Though we might be hearing differently at some later date. There is more to be found at the link located at the top of this page.