Donald Trump Justified Holding Rally on Same Day as Mass Shooting With a Falsehood
Type: Weak Response to Anti-SemitismOct 27 2018 Severity: About: September 11 Attacks (9/11)
& Financial Industry
Donald Trump attempted to justify holding a rally on the same day that eleven Jewish worshipers were gunned down in their Pittsburgh synagogue by falsely claiming that the New York Stock Exchange and DOW reopened the day after the 9/11 attacks. In reality, the NYSE didn't reopen for six full days - the longest streak of closure since the height of the Great Depression in 1933.
Quote | He claimed the NYSE reopened the day after 9/11, but it didn't reopen until 9/17.
“With what happened early today, that horrible, horrible attack in Pittsburgh, I was saying maybe I should cancel both this and that. And then I said to myself, I remembered Dick Russell, a friend of mine, great guy, he headed up the New York Stock Exchange on September 11th, and the New York Stock Exchange was open the following day. He said—and what they had to do to open it you wouldn’t believe, we won’t even talk to you about it. But he got that exchange open. We can’t make these sick, demented, evil people important.”