Where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Were on 9/11


Posted on: September 9th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

ABC News(NEW YORK) —  Since the 9/11 attacks, there hasn’t been a presidential nominee hailing from New York. But that changed this year since the major party candidates have close ties to the state.

Donald Trump is a born-and-bread New Yorker who has extensive real estate interests in the Big Apple, which he still calls his home. Clinton represented the state in the Senate for eight years and has lived in a home in the state for 16 years.

Both candidates have talked about the attacks and their aftermath throughout this presidential campaign, but neither of them will be doing so publicly this weekend — both have agreed not to campaign Sunday, on the 15th anniversary of the attacks.

While both have discussed their experiences in the aftermath of the acts of terrorism during various campaign stops, neither Clinton nor Trump regularly talk about their whereabouts on that day.

Clinton was in D.C. at the time of the attack as one of New York’s senators.

Senators and Members of Congress sang “God Bless America” on the evening of Sept. 11 on the steps of the Capitol, and immediately after that, Clinton was interviewed by ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, who was working for CNN at the time.

 “I don’t think we even have an inkling of the devastation,” she said in the interview.

“I’m very proud of New York City, the mayor, the police, the fire, all the people working in the emergency front lines have done a superb job. But you know, New York is the global city. It is the symbol of American leadership and these terrorists made a direct hit on who we are as a people and New York has responded and the national government has to stand behind us,” she said.

Clinton toured the wreckage at Ground Zero with then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is now an active Trump surrogate, on Sept. 12.

 There is footage of Trump doing a video interview with a German news station near Ground Zero a day later.

“I’ve never seen anything like it: the devastation, the human life that’s been just wasted for no reason whatsoever. It is a terrible scene, its a terrible site, but New Yorkers are very strong and resilient and they’ll rebuild quickly,” he said during the interview.

 On the day of the attacks, Trump has said that he was in his Manhattan apartment.

“I have a window in my apartment that specifically was aimed at the World Trade Center, because of the beauty of the whole downtown Manhattan. And I watched as people jumped, and I watched the second plane come in,” he said during a campaign stop in Columbus, Ohio in November 2015.

“Many people jumped, and I witnessed that. I watched that,” he said in November.

 Another claim that Trump has made about 9/11, specifically that he saw television reports of people celebrating the attacks in New Jersey, has been discredited.

Trump stood by his remarks about the celebration on the campaign trial last year.

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Where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Were on 9/11


Posted on: September 9th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

ABC News(NEW YORK) —  Since the 9/11 attacks, there hasn’t been a presidential nominee hailing from New York. But that changed this year since the major party candidates have close ties to the state.

Donald Trump is a born-and-bread New Yorker who has extensive real estate interests in the Big Apple, which he still calls his home. Clinton represented the state in the Senate for eight years and has lived in a home in the state for 16 years.

Both candidates have talked about the attacks and their aftermath throughout this presidential campaign, but neither of them will be doing so publicly this weekend — both have agreed not to campaign Sunday, on the 15th anniversary of the attacks.

While both have discussed their experiences in the aftermath of the acts of terrorism during various campaign stops, neither Clinton nor Trump regularly talk about their whereabouts on that day.

Clinton was in D.C. at the time of the attack as one of New York’s senators.

Senators and Members of Congress sang “God Bless America” on the evening of Sept. 11 on the steps of the Capitol, and immediately after that, Clinton was interviewed by ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, who was working for CNN at the time.

 “I don’t think we even have an inkling of the devastation,” she said in the interview.

“I’m very proud of New York City, the mayor, the police, the fire, all the people working in the emergency front lines have done a superb job. But you know, New York is the global city. It is the symbol of American leadership and these terrorists made a direct hit on who we are as a people and New York has responded and the national government has to stand behind us,” she said.

Clinton toured the wreckage at Ground Zero with then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is now an active Trump surrogate, on Sept. 12.

 There is footage of Trump doing a video interview with a German news station near Ground Zero a day later.

“I’ve never seen anything like it: the devastation, the human life that’s been just wasted for no reason whatsoever. It is a terrible scene, its a terrible site, but New Yorkers are very strong and resilient and they’ll rebuild quickly,” he said during the interview.

 On the day of the attacks, Trump has said that he was in his Manhattan apartment.

“I have a window in my apartment that specifically was aimed at the World Trade Center, because of the beauty of the whole downtown Manhattan. And I watched as people jumped, and I watched the second plane come in,” he said during a campaign stop in Columbus, Ohio in November 2015.

“Many people jumped, and I witnessed that. I watched that,” he said in November.

 Another claim that Trump has made about 9/11, specifically that he saw television reports of people celebrating the attacks in New Jersey, has been discredited.

Trump stood by his remarks about the celebration on the campaign trial last year.

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