In his 2000 book The America We Deserve, the billionaire entrepreneur describes with chilling accuracy what would become a reality when terrorists hijacked planes on the morning of September 11, 2001.
“I really am convinced we’re in danger of the sort of terrorist attacks that will make the bombing of the Trade Center look like kids playing with firecrackers. No sensible analyst rejects this possibility, and plenty of them, like me, are not wondering if, but when it will happen.”
“One day we’re told that a shadowy figure with no fixed address named Osama bin-Laden is public enemy number one, and U.S. jet fighters lay waste to his camp in Afghanistan. He escapes back under some rock, and a few news cycles later it’s on to a new enemy and new crisis.”
In his book, Trump realizes he is making waves in the pre-9/11 world, however, this doesn’t prevent him from asking if the Bush administration is truly recognizing the threats posed by Bin Landen.
“The biggest threat to our security is ourselves, because we’ve become arrogant. Dangerously arrogant. It’s time for a realistic view of the world and our place in it. Do we truly understand the threats we face? And let me give a warning: You won’t hear a lot of what follows from candidates in this campaign, because what I’ve got to say is definitely not happy talk. There are forces to be worried about, people and programs to take action against. Now.”
Fifteen years later, his premonitions are making more waves because of their chilling accuracy.
It is apparently clear that when Donald Trump predicted 9/11, he even knew where the threat would come from, as he mentions Osama bin Laden by name. CNN’s national security analyst, vice president at New America, and a professor of practice at Arizona State University, Peter Bergen, says Trump may just be right about 9/11.