Reality Check: Hillary Clinton misleads about her 9/11 whereabouts

by Steven A. Holmes | CNN  |  published on November 4, 2016

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Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally at the Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, on October 31, 2016.

(CNN) Like virtually everyone who was alive and aware that day, Hillary Clinton probably remembers where she was when hijackers slammed two planes in the World Trade Center in New York and another into the Pentagon. Except during a rally earlier this week, her memory seemed to escape her.

Clinton made the point to a rally in Sanford, Florida, that she was well aware of the dangers the country faced from terrorism.

“And when I think about keeping America safe, obviously I think about defeating terrorism,” she said.

“I know what happened not far from here at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. I was in New York City on 9/11 as one of two senators. I will defeat ISIS. I will protect America.”

That’s just not true. In her book, Hard Choices she says she arrived in the city the day after the terrorist attacks.

“After a long, sleepless night in Washington, I flew to New York with Chuck Schumer, my partner in the Senate, on a special plane operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency,” she wrote. “The city was in lockdown, and we were the only ones in the sky that day, except for the Air Force fighters patrolling overhead.”

Clinton has recounted this same narrative many, many times, making her rally comments puzzling.

  • Walter Flatt

    DONT BELIEVE A WORD SHE SAYS.

    IF YOU DEFEND THE BELOW, YOU ARE TRYING TO DESTROY MY COUNTRY.

    GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015 AND RESEND TO ALL YOU CAN AND ASK THEM TO DO THE SAME.

    COULD THIS BE WHY SHE WANTS OPEN BORDERS? IS SHE ON DOPE?
    REMEMBER SHE HAS RECEIVED MILLIONS FROM TERRIOST NATIONS.

    ALLSO GOOGLE HILLIARY’S TOP AIDE FOR 20 YEARS (HUMA ABIDEN TERRIOST)

    COULD THEY BOTH BE SPY’S FOR TERROIST? AFTER ALL, HILLIARY HAS TAKEN MILLIONS FROM THEM.

  • justinwachin

    Hillary was in Washington at the time of the terrorist attacks. We all need to remember that day started out as a normal day. None of us realized how drastically the world would change that September morning.

    The members of Congress gathered on the steps of the Capitol that afternoon and sang God Bless America. I seem to remember Hillary being on or near the front row of those gathered.

  • Bob

    And when she landed in NYC, she came under sniper fire and had to run for cover.

  • Byron Claghorn

    Hillary: “Too Big to Indict (Until Now)” & “Too Corrupt to Elect” !

    This was on Facebook and this guy could be the next Poet Laureate – Don’t Miss this most appropriate poem of our times!!!! It would make the lyrics to a great song!

    By Ron J Salmon
    “I hear that train a comin’
    It’s rollin’ round the bend.
    Gonna pick up Mrs. Clinton
    And take her to the pen.
    They’ll have her coronation
    Make her cell block queen
    Hillary for prison
    two thousand and sixteen.
    They’ve got an orange pants suit
    Hangin’ on the wall
    And a cell for Bubba Willie
    Just a little down the hall.
    We’ll put ‘em in the big house
    Lock them up inside.
    Unless a whole lot of witnesses
    Commit suicide.
    Remember James McDougal
    And 20 or 30 more
    About to testify, they found ‘em dead
    upon the floor.
    Now they’re pilin’ up the bodies
    Like they did back then
    They want back in the White House
    Here we go again.
    Glue the china to the table
    Nail the table to the floor
    Lock up all the silver
    ‘fore they haul it out the door
    White trash in the White House
    Beats all I’ve ever seen.
    Hillary for prison
    two thousand and sixteen.”

    #TRUMP2016!

    • David Islay

      While i am no Johnny Cash, While in the shower, I sang this poem to the tune of Folsom Prison Blues. Made me smile! well, at least I smiled until the man next door went out and kicked his dog.

      • Byron Claghorn

        David,
        Make a Video of your “Shower Solo” and post it on YouTube, It could go Viral!! However, avoid the temptation to do a Hillary/Huma’s Antony Weiner frontal-nudity shot — Stay on Message: Vote Against Corruption & Vote for Trump!

        • David Islay

          Byron Claghorn —Thanks for starting my day out with a smile! (well except for the fleeting frontal-nudity shot….ewwwww)
          PS: I have voted for Trump already.

  • Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon

    Hillary is a pathological liar. Who that is not a fanatic can trust her?

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