Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are reflecting on the horrible attacks on September 11th, 2001 to mark the 15th anniversary of that fateful day.
Clinton spoke to CNN’s Chris Cuomo, recalling what she witnessed the day after 9/11. She said that the helicopter she was in “circled the burning pile” and she and Chuck Schumer, her fellow New York senator at the time, landed and made their way towards Ground Zero.
She said, “It was as close to a depiction of hell that I’ve ever personally seen.”
You can watch the clip here, via CNN:
Hillary Clinton on Ground Zero: “It was as close to a depiction of hell that I’ve ever personally seen." https://t.co/adMadAl4MS
— CNN (@CNN) September 11, 2016
She also tweeted out this remembrance:
We'll never forget the horror of September 11, 2001. Today, let's honor the lives and tremendous spirit of the victims and responders. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 11, 2016
Trump posted a lengthy statement online on the strength Americans showed on that day:
In that darkest hour, the entire world bore witness to the strength and courage of our mighty nation. Firefighters, police officers and port authority workers rushed into danger, into smoke, into fire to save the lives of people they had never met –performing their sacred duties until their last moments on Earth. Heroes like Father Mychal Judge who tended to the dead and dying until he too joined them in Heaven. These were the finest and bravest and toughest people that could ever grace a city.
We remember the heroes of Flight 93, who saved countless more from a terrible fate.
We remember the heroes at the Pentagon who fought to save every last life from the smoldering rubble.
Today is a day of sadness and remembrance. It is also a day of resolve. Our solemn duty on behalf of all those who perished that September day 15 years ago, is to work together as one nation to keep all of our people safe from an enemy that seeks nothing less than to destroy our way of life.
We pray for those who have lost the ones they love so much, and we also pray for the unity we will need to conquer all the challenges to come.
Both Clinton and Trump are in New York this morning for the memorial services.
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