Donald Trump Said He Almost Died In a Helicopter Crash—That’s a ‘Total, Total Lie,’ Says Ex-Employee

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Donald Trump Said He Almost Died In a Helicopter Crash—That’s a ‘Total, Total Lie,’ Says Ex-Employee

President Donald Trump has claimed that he nearly died in a helicopter crash after he backed out of a visit on the final minute. Now, a former Trump Organization official says that the president’s story is a “total, total lie.”

In 1989, three executives from Trump’s casinos and two crew members had been killed in a helicopter crash en path to Atlantic City. The chopper crashed in woodlands close to the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.

A United Press International information wire printed concerning the crash reported that sources mentioned that Trump was speculated to be on the helicopter himself however on the final minute backed out. The similar assertion was additionally printed by Newsday and on the duvet of the New York Daily News.

One Trump Organization spokesman, Dan Klores, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that Trump “doesn’t want to talk about it, but he was going to go to Atlantic City and he did change his mind.”

Barbara Res, who was working for the Trump Organization on the time of the crash, advised MSNBC on Tuesday that Trump’s story about nearly being on the lethal helicopter flight was a complete fabrication.

“I’m going to tell you a little story,” Res advised community host Ari Melber as she defined the lethal crash. “It was a horror. It was a horror for everybody.”

Res went on to say that it wasn’t lengthy earlier than Trump started “putting out the word that he was supposed to be on that plane or that helicopter, and he didn’t at the last minute, he got pulled off the plane, in other words, he’d be dead now.”

The former Trump government declared that his declare was a “total, total lie.” She in contrast the made-up story to Trump claiming on Monday that he was at Ground Zero serving to first responders instantly after the 9/11 terrorist assaults.

Donald Trump Said He Almost Died In a Helicopter Crash—That's a 'Total, Total Lie,' Says Ex-Employee
President Donald Trump speaks to the media concerning the Mueller report earlier than departing from the White House on July 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty

Res started working for the Trump Organization within the 1980s and was the corporate’s vp and was answerable for building. She left the group after a decade and is now an outspoken critic of the president and his alleged therapy of ladies.

Res appeared on MSNBC to debate Trump’s claims that he performed a big position within the restoration efforts following the September 11th assaults.

In a speech on Monday to first responders and others impacted by the September 11th terrorist assaults, Trump claimed that he additionally performed a giant position within the restoration efforts close to Ground Zero.

“I was down there also, but I’m not considering myself a first responder. But I was down there. I spent a lot of time down there with you,” the president mentioned. There isn’t any proof that Trump went to the positioning, however he did do a radio interview that day throughout which he boasted that his property at 40 Wall Street was now the tallest constructing in New York City.

It did not take lengthy for Twitter to answer Trump’s remark and inside hours the hashtag #MisplacedTrumpHistorical past was trending. The hashtag promoted a number of the different false historic accounts that Trump has given throughout his presidency, like his declare on the Fourth of July that the Continental Army “took over the airports” within the Revolutionary War.

Res advised MSNBC that Trump is a “tremendous opportunist” and that he has been “exploiting” 9/11 for his personal fame.

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