In early October, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a Donald Trump supporter, apologized for then-innacurately asserting Hillary Clinton claimed she was in New York City on 9/11. As it turns out, all he had to do was wait a few weeks for his assertion to be true.
During a campaign rally in Florida Tuesday night, the Democratic presidential nominee falsely claimed she was in New York City on 9/11, when al Qaeda-linked hijackers flew airliners into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, resulting in nearly 3,000 deaths.
Hillary says she was in New York City on 9/11 (She wasn't) pic.twitter.com/3ppmncpeTI— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) November 2, 2016
"I know what happened not far from here at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. I was in New York City on 9/11 as one of the two senators," Clinton inaccurately stated. "I will defeat ISIS; I will protect America."
At the time of the attack, however, then-Sen. Clinton was actually in Washington, D.C., another attack target on Sept. 11, 2001. Her appearance there is well-documented because she received a briefing on the deadly assault and later joined other lawmakers on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to sing "God Bless America."
Clinton made it to New York City the following day, Sept. 12. She went to Lower Manhattan, where she visited the site of the destruction with several lawmakers, including Giuliani, and took a train back to Washington, D.C., later the same day.
As it turns out, timing is everything. Had he just waited a few more weeks, Giuliani would have been correct in his assertion that Clinton falsely claimed to be in the Empire State on 9/11.