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Trump brags about giving CBS show best ratings “since the World Trade Center came down”

  • President Donald Trump has taken his chronic obsession with his own television ratings to a new low.
  • On Monday, the AP published its interview with Trump in which the president bragged that he helped give CBS’ Sunday show Face the Nation its highest ratings “since the World Trade Center came down.”
  • Trump used his boast as an opportunity to take a dig at the CBS show, saying he calls Face the Nation ‘Deface the Nation.’
  • “It’s the highest for 'Deface the Nation’ since the World Trade Center. Since the World Trade Center came down,” he told the AP. “It’s a tremendous advantage.” Read more (4/24/17 10 AM)
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February 26th 1993: World Trade Center bombing

On this day in 1993, a truck bomb was detonated below the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The bomb was intended to knock the North Tower into the South Tower to destroy them both, but this did not occur. The attack still killed six people, including a pregnant woman, and injured over one thousand. The terrorist attack was planned by a group of conspirators and masterminded by Ramzi Yousef. In 1994, four men were convicted of carrying out the bombing and two more were convicted in 1997. The group were funded by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who would go on to be the principal co-ordinator behind the destruction of the Twin Towers on September 11th 2001. The memorial to the victims of the 1993 attack was destroyed on 9/11, but they are currently memorialised at the North Pool of the National 9/11 Memorial, opened in 2011.

“It felt like an airplane hit the building”
- eye-witness Bruce Pomper on the 1993 attack

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