According to Rick Shaddock, Executive Director of the Association for Nine Eleven Truth Awareness, Donald Trump was the very first person to express incredulity about the official narrative on television on the same day that the attacks took place. Shaddock says that Trump suggested that the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre complex must have been brought down by something more than a plane years before organizations such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth were even founded.
Shaddock’s claims can be verified by transcripts of video footage taken on the afternoon of September 11th, 2001 of Donald Trump speaking out about what he thought had happened in the morning. He said that the World Trade Centre was internationally famous for the sheer strength of its construction, with layers of steel encased all over the building. He also pointed out that in 1993, there had been a bomb in the basement which had caused almost no ill-effect to the overall structural integrity of the building, despite the fact that the basement was the most vulnerable area of the entire complex.
He said that it was beyond credulity that the complex could have been destroyed by a plane alone and implied that the planes must have also been carrying some explosive to create a secondary impact on the building. Since September 11th, this line of thought has gained traction among the public especially those from an architectural and engineering background. It is now believed by many that the collapse of the World Trade Centre was caused by explosives lining the insides of the building which allowed for a remote controlled demolition.
Donald Trump: It wasn’t architectural defect. The World Trade Center was always known as a very very strong building. Don’t forget that took a big bomb in the basement (1993). Now, the basement is the most vulnerable place because that’s your foundation and it withstood that and I got to see that area about three or four days after took place because one of my structural engineers actually took me for a tour because he did the building and I said “I can’t believe it”. The the building was standing solid and half of the columns were blown out. This was an unbelievably powerful building. If you don’t know anything about structure it was one of the first buildings that was built from the outside. The steel, the reason the World Trade Center had such narrow windows is that in between all the windows, you had the steel on the outside, the steel on the outside of the building. That’s why when I first looked – and you had these big heavy i-beams.
When I first looked at it, I couldn’t believe it, because there was a hole in the steel and this is steel that was, you remember the width of the windows of the World Trade Center folks. I think you know if you were ever up there, they were quite narrow and in between was this heavy steel. I said how could a plane, even a plane, even a 767 or 747 or whatever it might have been, how could it possibly go through this steel? I happen to think that they had not only a plane but they had bombs that exploded almost simultaneously, because I just can’t imagine anything being able to go through that wall. Most buildings are built with the steel on the inside around the elevator shaft. This one was built from the outside which is the strongest structure you can have and it was almost just like a can of soup Rolland Smith: You know, Donald we were looking at pictures all morning long of that plane coming into building number two and when you see that approach the far side and and all of a sudden within a matter of milliseconds the explosion pops out the other side.
Donald Trump: Right. I just think that there was a plane with more than just fuel. I think obviously they were very big planes. They were going very rapidly, because I was also watching where the plane seemed to be not only going fast it seems to be coming down into the building. So is getting the speed from going down hill so to speak. It just seemed to me that to do that kind of destruction is even more than a big plane because you’re talking about talking about steel, the heaviest caliber steel that was used on the building. These buildings were rock-solid and you know it’s just an amazing amazing thing. This country is different today and it’s going to be different than it ever was for many years to come.