Rudy Giuliani says he doesn’t remember seeing Hillary Clinton on 9/11: “I was there that day.” https://t.co/gV2yqGOqwQ
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) October 12, 2016
When Rudy Giuliani took the stage to introduce Donald Trump at a rally in Ocala, Florida on Wednesday, he had a big fat lie to tell about Hillary Clinton. According to the former New York City mayor, the Democratic nominee for president — who at the time was serving as a Senator from New York — was nowhere to be found on 9/11:
“Don’t tell me, if you said that, that you remember September 11, 2001. I remember September 11, 2001. Yes, yes you helped to get benefits for the people that were injured that day. But I hear her say one day 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.
“But don’t tell me that you subscribe to the notion that all of us who were with on September 11 and were lucky to be alive and have lost so many friends. I lost so many friends on September 11. I think about it every day. Don’t tell me you belong to our very, very tight group of ‘never forget.’ Don’t tell me that.”
The problem with Giuliani’s allegation, as the internet was quick to point out, is that Clinton was standing right beside Giuliani and then-Governor George Pataki at ground zero on September 12, 2001, as this Getty photo proves.
So naturally, Twitter is now full of tweets like this one.
And as journalist Tom Watson recalls, Giuliani glowed with praise for Senator Clinton during a meeting in the aftermath of 9/11:
This isn’t the first time Giuliani has forgotten key details about 9/11. At a Trump rally in August, the former New York City mayor seemed to forget it happened at all. He told crowd, “In [the] eight years before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attacks in the United States.”