After Trump’s ridiculously offensive speech just before signing the long-delayed (by Republicans) 9/11 first responder healthcare compensation bill, Twitter is trolling him with the hashtag #LostTrumpHistory for trying to claim that he was at Ground Zero with the first responders right after the attacks. Because if he’s going to make up history, why not just make up all the history, and have a little fun while doing it?
Did you know that Donald Trump was the first aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean?— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) July 29, 2019
It’s true. Believe me.
I wonder what other, little known facts there are about Donald Trump’s accomplishments or roles in history.
Please share if you know one.#LostTrumpHistory
“I was down there also, but I’m not considering myself a first responder, but I was down there,” Trump claimed in his speech to the actual 9/11 first responders. “I spent a lot of time down there with you.”
In reality, Trump was in his Trump Tower six miles away from Ground Zero on the day of the attacks, bragging in a call-in interview that his tower was now the tallest in New York City. Even that wasn’t accurate, but it’s messed up to the max either way.
In the days following, he did spend some time near Ground Zero. You know, where all the cameras were. There, he claimed to the press that he had sent “hundreds of men” to help with the rescue and recovery efforts, but that was also almost certainly a lie.
As #LostTrumpHistory rapidly approaches 20,000 tweets, here are some of the early contenders for best tweet:
The thing I remember well is when Trump rushed in during the Bowling Green Massacre and rescued Frederick Douglass - thankfully, since Douglass is now an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice. #LostTrumpHistory— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) July 29, 2019
Trump built Noah's ark and made all the Corinthians pay for it.#LostTrumpHistory— Craig Rozniecki (@CraigRozniecki) July 29, 2019
Trump was the first man in history to be in three places at once. On 9/11, Donald was downtown being a first responder WHILE he was in NJ watching Muslims celebrate WHILE he was in Trump Tower calling TV stations to brag about his building now being the tallest! #LostTrumpHistory pic.twitter.com/G1LiN9vi4k— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) July 29, 2019
In 2019, astronomer Donald Trump discovered that the Moon was a part of Mars.— George Conway (@gtconway3d) July 29, 2019
“Because when you have bone spurs, they let you do it” he proclaimed before kissing his daughter, after single handedly defeating alien ISIS during his first tour with space force. #LostTrumpHistory pic.twitter.com/WZw5YXwScR— Benjamin Harman (@HarmanBear) July 29, 2019
Sliced bread. I invented that. Many people don’t know this. But before me it was just bread#losttrumphistory
— Jack, like Costeau (@jacquesdem) July 29, 2019
— Juno Buchanan (@JunoBuchanan) July 29, 2019
During the Revolutionary War when our army secured the airports from the air.. which was a noble deed since airplanes had not been invented yet, Donald Trump bravely stood alone in the airport selling Trump steaks.. and also saved many Big Macs single-handedly #LostTrumpHistory pic.twitter.com/IRGzvDhWQe— spensergirlFlorida (@spensergirlFLA) July 29, 2019
Trump painted the Mona Lisa and gave the painting away because she wasn’t his type #LostTrumpHistory— ((Wry™)) (@RIWry77) July 29, 2019
Trump was the first to make it to the South Pole. Described it as “Not great. Very cold. And penguins — too many, folks.” #LostTrumpHistory— Cobalt Sixty (@403Verboten) July 29, 2019
Trump will definitely be in the history books, but probably not in the way he wants.