Another Trump Flip-Flop: New Ad Celebrates Building He Once Said Showed that Terrorists Had Won

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign released a new ad today that has already come under criticism for boasting about a Trump economic plan that the candidate himself doesn’t even support.


The ad ends with the Trump campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” over a view of One World Trade Center, the tower that was built at the site of the World Trade Center.

The tower’s inclusion in the ad is curious because Trump himself was a vocal opponent of the One World Trade Center project. As Betsy Woodruff at The Daily Beast reported last year, Trump claimed that the design of the tower let “the terrorists win.”

“I don’t want to have the terrorists win ... and that’s what’s going to happen if we build this pile of junk,” he said.

Trump had proposed instead building a taller version of the Twin Towers, calling the design that was ultimately chosen “disgusting,” “just terrible,” “a catastrophe” and “the worst pile of crap architecture I have ever seen in my life.”

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