MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has taken Donald Trump to job for what he described because the president’s “worst” lie in regards to the 9/11 terror assaults.
On Tuesday’s broadcast of “The Final Phrase,” O’Donnell branded Trump’s declare throughout a 2016 GOP main marketing campaign debate that he misplaced “a whole bunch of buddies” within the collapse of the Twin Towers as “evil.”
“As quickly as Donald Trump stated that within the marketing campaign debate in South Carolina, I stated he was mendacity,” stated O’Donnell. “I didn’t know what number of buddies he’d misplaced on 9/11, however I knew it wasn’t a whole bunch.”
Trump modified his story the next day to say he’d misplaced “many, many buddies,” however O’Donnell nonetheless doubted it.
“I nonetheless didn’t know what number of buddies Donald Trump may need misplaced on 9/11,” O’Donnell continued Tuesday. “However figuring out the way in which Donald Trump lies as I do, I suspected then that the true quantity was zero, after which I checked, and the true quantity was zero. Donald Trump didn’t attend a single 9/11 funeral, not one.”
When he “held that lie as much as Donald Trump’s face, even he might see how evil that lie was,” O’Donnell added. “And even Donald Trump knew he might by no means attempt to inform that lie once more. And so he by no means did.”
Trump’s historical past of controversial feedback in regards to the assaults consists of his baseless declare that “hundreds” of Muslims celebrated the atrocity in New Jersey, and falsely bragging about his constructing turning into the tallest in downtown Manhattan within the aftermath.
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