Michael Daly, the author of this article, was a crime reporter for the last 30 years in New York City. When he heard during the primary heard that Donald Trump said he had lost hundreds of friends on 9/11, he was a bit perplexed. All the wakes and funerals that he had been to he had never heard Donald Trump’s name in reference to a friendship or even an acquaintance ship of any of the deceased. When Donald Trump ran for president Michael Daly called the Trump campaign and asked if they could provide one name of one of Donald Trump’s friends who have passed away on 9/11. Of all the despicable things that Donald Trump has said, and there are so many of those, this may be the most egregious. To lie about knowing people who have passed away in the greatest tragedy that has hit the American mainland is beyond despicable. So 15 years later we have two candidates running for president. One who is New York senator work with New York City in a bipartisan matter to rebuild the city and help its First Responders and the victims of this terrible crime. The other Donald Trump is a real estate developer who seems to care more about making himself look bigger than the truth. In my mind it’s an easy decision on whom to back.
There is one thing one does not do and that’s lying about people who died on that day. I hope you will click on the link below and read Mr. Daly’s article in commemoration of 9/11.
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