- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

She saw it in the teleprompter, so it had to be true.

In an address Tuesday evening in Sanford, Florida, Hillary Clinton said: “I was in New York City on 9/11 as one of two senators. I will defeat ISIS.”

Except she wasn’t in New York City. She was in Washington, D.C., as Congress was still in session. The next day, as transportation allowed, Mrs. Clinton traveled to New York to access the damage with then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. She then worked as a senator to get benefits and aids for 9/11 victims.

Mrs. Clinton’s use of 9/11 on the stump has come under attack by Mr. Giuliani, who has insinuated Mrs. Clinton is stretching the truth when it comes to her role during and after the attack.

“Don’t tell me if you said that you remember Sept. 11, 2001. I remember Sept. 11, 2001,” Mr. Giuliani said at a campaign event in Ocala, Florida, last month.

“Yes, you helped to get benefits for the people who were injured that day,” Mr. Giuliani said of Mrs. Clinton. “But I heard her say she was there that day. I was there that day, I don’t remember seeing Hillary Clinton there. That was like when she said she had to run through gunfire. That turned out to be — what do we call it? — a lie.”

The press jumped on Mr. Giuliani, saying he incorrectly suggested Mrs. Clinton lied about visiting ground zero after 9/11.

The Washington Post pointed out that Mrs. Clinton wrote in her book, “Hard Choices,” of the “long sleepless night in Washington” before flying to New York City on Sept. 12.

“She does not appear to have said publicly at any point that she was in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001,” the Post wrote last month.

I guess it’s time they go back and correct that story.

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