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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:

Perriello did react to the video by tweeting out an apology earlier this afternoon:

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