Trump defends post-shooting campaign rally with revised 9/11 history

In the wake of the deadliest terrorist act on U.S. soil, the New York Stock Exchange remained closed for nearly a week.

After Sept. 11, 2001, the market experienced its longest closure in nearly seven decades, reopening again on Sept. 17.

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At a campaign rally on Saturday, hours after the deadly massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue, President Donald Trump suggested otherwise.

“With what happened early today, that horrible, horrible attack in Pittsburgh, I was saying maybe I should cancel both this and that,” he told a crowd in Illinois. “And then I said to myself, I remembered Dick Grasso, a friend of mine, great guy, he headed up the New York Stock Exchange on September 11th, and the New York Stock Exchange was open the following day. He said — and what they had to do to open it you wouldn’t believe, we won’t even talk to you about it. But he got that exchange open. We can’t make these sick, demented, evil people important.”

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