President Joe Biden commemorated 9/11 while in Alaska.
The President recieved a lot of backlash for not traveling to New York City, beginning his speech with a joke, and claiming he visit Ground Zero the day after the attack.
“I join you on this solemn day to renew our sacred vow: Never forget. Never forget. We never forget,” Biden said. “Each of us — each of those precious lives stolen too soon when evil attacked. Ground Zero in New York, I remember standing there the next day and looking at the building. I felt like I was looking through the gates of hell, it looked so devastating because of the way you could — where — from where you could stand.”
Biden was not at Ground Zero the day after the attack, he was in Washington and gave floor speech.
Additionally, that lines about the “gates of hell” is incredibly similar to what Hillary Clinton said word for word at the DNC Convention in 2004.
“Being a Senator from New York, I saw first-hand the devastation of 9/11,” Clinton said. “I visited Ground Zero right after we were attacked. I felt like I was standing at the Gates of Hell. I hope no American ever has to witness a sight like that again. That tragedy changed all of us. I know it changed me.”
Below is a screenshot from the transcript of Biden’s speech.
Listen to how the White House is trying to spin what Biden said.
John Kirby: Joe Biden “went [to Ground Zero] about a week or so after the [9/11] attacks…but he was there!”
Kirby also insists that it was only a coincidence that Joe Biden described the scene at Ground Zero using the exact same words that Hillary Clinton did. pic.twitter.com/4p43nF0PfS
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