VA Democratic Gov. Candidate Apologizes for Saying Trump Election Was Like a Political 9/11
A Democratic candidate in the Virginia gubernatorial race apologized this afternoon for invoking 9/11 in a comment about President Trump‘s election victory.
The Washington Free Beacon obtained video (that you can watch above) of former congressman Tom Perriello making the following comment at a recent campaign event:
The election of Donald Trump was a little bit like, you know, a political and constitutional September 11 for us, if I can be honest.
One of the Republicans running for governor, Ed Gillespie, slammed Perriello on Twitter:
Tom Perriello’s 9/11 comparison is offensive. His calculated outrage is becoming increasingly outrageous. https://t.co/ue90a0mzja
— Ed Gillespie (@EdWGillespie) February 15, 2017
Perriello did react to the video by tweeting out an apology earlier this afternoon:
I regret the comparison and apologize. Won’t do it again. https://t.co/5KEDysdKTX
— Tom Perriello (@tomperriello) February 15, 2017
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