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Clinton Defends Wall Street Ties by Invoking 9/11 Because It Doesn’t Matter

The second Democratic debate, which the Democratic Party tried to hide from the public by placing it on a Saturday night during college football season, was much more of a snooze-fest compared to the combative and Trump-filled GOP debates. But it did provide some fireworks. OK, one firework. Namely, when Sen. Bernie Sanders called out Hillary Clinton’s ties to Wall Street. It’s a point of weakness for Clinton amomg liberals.

Clinton went on to defend her ties with moneyed interests by invoking … 9/11. Yep. That 9/11.

“You know, not only do I have hundreds of thousands of donors, most of them small, and I am very proud that for the first time the majority of my donors are women, 60 percent. I represented New York and I represented New York on 9/11 when we were attacked, where we were attacked. We were attacked in downtown Manhattan where Wall Street is. I did spend a whole lot of time and effort helping them rebuild,” Clinton said.

She’s going to win the Democratic nomination, so she could have responded by lighting a cigar with a flaming $100 bill and blowing smoke in Sanders’ face, but that would have made for the kind of poor optics Republicans could use against her in the general. Reminding people that terrorists exist - even subtly - is the move when you have no integrity on an issue.

You can watch a longer version of their exchange here.

Martin O'Malley was also at the debate and said things.


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