Giuliani: Sorry About False Clinton 9/11 Claim

Clinton never actually claimed to be in New York on 9/11
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2016 12:17 PM CDT
Giuliani: Sorry About False Clinton 9/11 Claim
In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001 file photo, New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, center, leads New York Gov. George Pataki, left, and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, on a tour of the site of the World Trade Center disaster.   (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

While campaigning for Donald Trump on Wednesday, Rudy Giuliani let loose on something he thought he heard Hillary Clinton say during the last presidential debate. "Don't tell me, if you said that, that you remember Sept. 11, 2001," he said. "I remember Sept. 11, 2001. Yes, yes, you helped to get benefits for the people that were injured that day. But I heard her say one day she was there that day. I was there that day. I don't remember seeing Hillary Clinton there." As the AP reports, Clinton, a New York senator at the time, was in Washington on Sept. 11, 2001, because Congress was in session, but she flew back to New York on Sept. 12, 2001, and was pictured with Giuliani in a widely-circulated photo. The issue, however, is that Clinton never actually said she was in New York on 9/11. Giuliani has now apologized for the gaffe.

"I made a mistake. I'm wrong and I apologize," Giuliani told the AP after reviewing a transcript of the debate. When told that people were criticizing him online and circulating the above-mentioned photo of him with Clinton at Ground Zero, he added, "I probably deserve it." (More Election 2016 stories.)

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