Trump keeps lamenting no one heeded the bin Laden warning he didn’t actually give

Below is the lone reference to bin Laden in Trump’s 2000 book:

“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. jetfighters 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.”

And below is the reference to the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center (Trump refers to the World Trade Center in a separate section of the book, but it is unrelated to terrorism):

“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.”

In other words, Trump knew Osama bin Laden was a threat to America. And he thought America was at risk of a major terrorist attack. But he did not write about those two things as being intertwined.

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