Hillary Clinton sat down with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Sunday to describe the events of 9/11. The terror attacks led to over 3,000 individuals killed. Countless were injured or have since have gotten sick due to the falling debris that left the city in a cloud of smoke.
The former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate stated “we saw this curtain of black smoke stretched across the island” on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Clinton recalled the day after the attacks when she was at Ground Zero and witnessed a firefighter plunging his ax into the debris. She stated, “It was as close to depiction of hell that I’ve personally seen.”
The day of the September 11 attacks, Clinton was on her way to the Senate, only to arrive when evacuations were already underway.
She recalled gathering up all of her senior staff members in a state of confusion and pain. Clinton stated, “I got to a TV as quickly as possible to begin monitoring it.”
Clinton and Chuck Schumer, New York senator, were able to fly into New York the day after the attacks and take a helicopter into the city. Clinton and Schumer visited Ground Zero and lobbied George W. Bush to fund the rebuilding of the city.