Across the nation, Americans have been speaking out about the anniversary of 9/11, the impacts this had on the nation, and the various sacrifices made by individuals who prevented even more casualties.
On 9/11 anniversaries when children happen to be in classrooms, there’s been a years-long tradition where schools have moments of silence during the time in which the Twin Towers were attacked in 2001.
However, there are always certain outliers, even on the anniversary of 9/11. In this case, that outlier is none other than two-time unsuccessful presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
In fact, during an interview with CNN, Clinton didn’t hesitate to share her thoughts on what this year’s anniversary of 9/11 is truly all about.
The Latest From Clinton on the 9/11 Anniversary
While speaking with CNN’s Dana Bash, Clinton expressed that “extremism” is something Americans should remember to be cautious of amid the 9/11 anniversary. Clinton specifically stressed that the use of violence to achieve certain political outcomes is problematic.
Later, the unsuccessful presidential candidate said she remembers in 2001, people forgot about their differences and came together. Clinton then went on to say that she’d like to see a repeat of this from Americans today.
.@HillaryClinton: 9/11 reminds us “how important it is to try to deal w/ extremism of any kind … There are lessons still to be learned from what happened to us on 9/11 that we should be very aware of during this time in our country” pic.twitter.com/EgtOPNZcUn
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 11, 2022
Before wrapping things up with CNN’s Bash, Clinton expressed that the United States still has much to learn from 9/11.
A Tone-deaf Take?
On Sunday, Americans who saw Clinton’s interview with CNN didn’t hesitate to speak out. The timing of her remarks also arrives on the heels of Joe Biden writing off pro-Trump Republicans as extremists and fascists.
Nevertheless, Americans took to social media, pointing out countless instances of left-wing violence and extremism. As many conservatives noted, Clinton was nowhere to be found on extremism when Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists set several major cities on fire during summer 2020.
Never forget that four Americans died in Benghazi under Hillary Clinton's watch on September 11th of 2012.
US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens
USFS officer Sean Smith
CIA contractor Tyrone S. Woods
CIA contractor Glen Doherty
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) September 11, 2022
Clinton’s talk about wanting to see Americans come together also doesn’t mesh with her support of Biden. Her remarks on CNN were slammed on social media as not only tone-deaf, but also disingenuous.
Clinton’s own list of divisive remarks, such as her infamous categorization of Trump supporters as a “basket of deplorables,” ironically rivals recent anti-Trump comments from Biden.
All things considered, Clinton may not be the best person to lecture the nation about the dangers of extremism or the need to come together.