MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell accused Donald Trump of trying to “steal the grief” of those who lost loved ones in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack.
“Donald Trump has been lying about 9/11 since 9/11,” O’Donnell said Monday night. “Here is Donald Trump’s most vile lie about 9/11.”
He played a clip of Trump claiming during a Republican debate that he had “lost hundreds of friends” on 9/11.
O’Donnell said it was a lie – noting that he had confronted Trump at the time.
Trump changed it in a later appearance to say he had lost “many, many friends,” but O’Donnell said that was also a lie.
“Donald Trump didn’t lose any friends on 9/11,” he said. “Donald Trump did not attend any funerals for 9/11 victims. Zero. But Donald Trump tried to steal the grief of every family who lost someone on 9/11.”
O’Donnell noted that United Airlines Flight 93 may have been en route to the U.S. Capitol that morning, but instead crashed in a field in Pennsylvania after passengers rebelled.
He then played footage of Jan. 6 attackers breaking into the Capitol, just steps from a plaque honoring the passengers aboard that plane for ending the attack.
“In the 21st century, only two groups have attempted to attack the United States Capitol: al-Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden, and Trump supporters, led by Donald Trump,” he said. “Only the Trump attackers actually caused damage to the Capitol.”
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