By Dennis Michael Lynch
Earlier today, CEO and Founder of Newsmax, Chris Ruddy, appeared on MORNING JOE and began sharing a story about Donald Trump dating back to 9/11. He started by saying it was a story told to him by former NYPD Police Commissioner, Bernie Kerick. Unfortunately, a commercial break prevented me from hearing the entire story.
If you watch UNFILTERED, you’ve seen me interview Kerick many times. I’ve built a friendship with Bernie and so I called him to get the full story.
According to Kerick, who by the way spent a great deal of time down at Ground Zero, Donald Trump displayed incredible generosity and concern towards the volunteers and first responders who worked down at “The Pile” sifting through debris for body remains. Bernie told me without hesitation, “Trump instructed hundreds of his hotel workers to head down to Ground Zero and offer a hand doing whatever needed to be done. Be it hand out water, food, etc, etc.” I asked if the cameras caught any of this? Kerick explained there were no cameras permitted in the area, and Trump knew this. Meaning, he didn’t do it for the fanfare or press clippings. Perhaps Donald did it because he loves America, and because he cares about the American people?
Kerick went on to say Trump himself visited Ground Zero to help lift spirits and to thank the tireless workers who were down there each day and night searching for bodies. “He didn’t have to do it, he wanted to do it. That’s the Trump I know.”