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Feeling the Bern

(3,839 posts)
Thu Apr 21, 2016, 09:21 PM Apr 2016

Idiotic Trump quote of the moment: 9/11 > Pearl Harbor BC great people died, not just soldiers

Trump: 9/11 Way Worse Than Pearl Harbor Cuz ‘Great People’ Were Killed, Not Just Soldiers

On Monday, Donald Trump made a quick stop in Buffalo to get one last dig in at veterans before the New York primary. In a speech meant to pander to what he referred to as “New York values,” Trump declared that 9/11 was the worst attack in our nations history (and he remembered not to call it 7/11 this time).

Still, it wouldn’t be a Donald Trump speech without him finding the most callous and horrible way to say something. So he was quick to clarify that 9/11 was worse than Pearl Harbor because civilians died, not just military.

“This was the worst hit that our country has ever taken, worse than Pearl Harbor, because when they attacked Pearl Harbor at least it was military. This was civilians. These were great people. Everybody in this room practically knew somebody that died or somebody that was horribly injured during that terrible day.”

Apparently the 2,403 men and women who died at Pearl Harbor somehow weren’t “great people.” Yes, he was just trying to stroke the egos of New Yorkers, but to say that somehow the death of military personnel is less tragic because they were voluntarily serving their country is a huge slap in the face to both veterans and current members of the armed forces. These were American lives lost in a horrific and terrible way. Not only does Trump try to make it a competition, but he does so by belittling the memory of Pearl Harbor, by implying that the lives lost there were less significant.

And this asshole could become our next president
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Idiotic Trump quote of the moment: 9/11 > Pearl Harbor BC great people died, not just soldiers (Original Post) Feeling the Bern Apr 2016 OP
New Yorker here - I don't need my ego LiberalElite Apr 2016 #1
Born and raised in NY. . .same here. Feeling the Bern Apr 2016 #2
True. Too bad for him LiberalElite Apr 2016 #3


(14,691 posts)
1. New Yorker here - I don't need my ego
Thu Apr 21, 2016, 09:27 PM
Apr 2016

stoked by this d**k and I don't know anyone who does. This is grotesque.


(14,691 posts)
3. True. Too bad for him
Thu Apr 21, 2016, 09:33 PM
Apr 2016

and his ego - through the miracle of techology, now the world knows he's an asshole.

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