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Trump lied about being among the 9/11 first-responders, so people are Photoshopping him into historical events

The president seems to abhor anyone taking the spotlight from himself. At a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden on Monday where he signed a bill granting permanent compensation to 9/11 first-responders, he included himself among the heroes.

"I was down there also, but I'm not considering myself a first-responder," Trump told the 9/11 first-responders, many of whom lost colleagues in the attacks. "But I was down there. I spent a lot of time down there with you."

However, like most things Trump says, it wasn't true.

"I spent many months there myself, and I never witnessed him," Richard Alles, a retired deputy chief with the New York Fire Department, told The New York Times. "He was a private citizen at the time. I don't know what kind of role he could have possibly played."

Video footage shows that shortly after the World Trade Center buildings fell, he bragged that he now owned the tallest building in downtown Manhattan. Which wasn't true.

"40 Wall Street actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan and it was actually, before the World Trade Center, was the tallest — and then, when they built the World Trade Center, it became known as the second-tallest," Trump said. "And now it's the tallest."

Trump's claim that he was among the first-responders has drawn criticism and spawned tons of memes under #LostTrumpHistory. People on social media are mocking his penchant for lying and stealing others' thunder by Photoshopping him into historical events such as the moon landing, Washington crossing the Delaware, and The Last Supper.

Here are some of the best responses to #LostTrumpHistory.


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