DONALD Trump gave an interview on Ground Zero just two days after the 9/11 attacks where he described how the world had been changed forever.
The US President – then just a billionaire businessman – was interviewed by TV reporters just hours after al-Qaeda terrorists flew passenger planes into the World Trade Center.
There were 2,753 people who were killed in the Twin Towers and a further 224 who died in the two other hijacked aircrafts that hit the Pentagon a field in Pennsylvania.
Speaking about the attack, the future US leader spoke of his “devastation” at the horrific terror attacks while praising the incredible work of emergency services.
He said: “I’ve never seen anything like it.
“I’ve seen two huge, 100-storey buildings that are reduced to rubble; thousands and thousands of lives [lost].”
“I cannot believe the sight of Lower Manhattan without the World Trade Centre” Donald Trump said.
And in a more statesmanlike performance than he’s often given as President, Trump also spoke of the profound impact the attacks would have.
Describing them as a “terrible thing for the world”, he added: “It’s like a whole different skyline, it’s like a whole different city and world.
“I cannot believe the sight of Lower Manhattan without the World Trade Center.”
He finished up the interview by praising fireman, policemen and construction workers, calling their bravery “amazing”.
Investigators are still trying to formally identify remains collected from the rubble of the Twin Towers.
This month, the remains of a man who died in the attacks were formally identified – the first to take place since 2015.