Donald Trump said that from his office he witnessed a jetliner crashing into the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001. He spoke to WWOR/UPN 9 News via phone to describe what he saw.
Trump talked about the building structure, what should be the future of the WTC land plot and what, as president, he would do in response. Trump considered running for president in 1999.
"This country is different today and it's going to be different than it ever was for many years to come," Trump said.
Trump tours the damage two days after the terror attack:
"I cannot believe the sight of Lower Manhattan without the World Trade Center and therefore we have to rebuild. Not necessarily in that form, but we have to rebuild at least as good and maybe better," Trump said in an interview with NBC News on September 13, 2001.