In an emotional statement on Fox’s The Five Thursday, Eric Bolling shot back at the “radical liberal left” that “pounced” on him after he said on the program Wednesday that “America was certainly safe between 2000 and 2008. I don’t remember any terrorist attacks on American soil during that period of time.” The statement about the Bush era resulted in a host of critical comments, including some on this site, asking how anyone could ever forget, you know, 9/11? Today, Bolling responded–and seemed at times close to anger or tears, his co-hosts audibly gasping as he spoke about September 11th. “No, I haven’t forgotten. I happened to be standing there, watching in true terror as radical Islamists slammed planes into the towers that morning. I remember the towers collapsing, killing 3,000 including 16 of my close friends. And I really remember trying to comfort the kids of my friends at their memorial services.”
To explain his comment about the eight years when George W. Bush was in office, Bolling was blunt. “Yesterday I misspoke when I said there were no U.S. terror attacks during the Bush years. Obviously, I meant in the aftermath of 9/11. But that’s when the radical liberal left pounced on us and me.” And to those who suggested he’d amazingly–or conveniently–forgotten the attacks of 9/11, he said “I’ll never forget 9/11, but thank you liberals, for reminding me how petty you can be.”
It’s worth watching.
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