Hillary Clinton: The scene of 9/11 is like a ‘gate to hell’

Hillary Clinton visits the site of the World Trade Center terrorist attack as a New York senator, describing the scene as “hell’s gate”.

A year before the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Hillary Clinton was sworn in as a New York senator. The day after the attack, she and Senator Check Schumer visited the scene in Manhattan, where two World Trade Center towers were hit by planes and collapsed.

“We landed at LaGuardia, then got on a helicopter and flew around the scene. I can’t imagine anything more like a gate to hell,” the former US secretary of state told CBS on September 10.

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave an interview on CBS on September 10.  Photo: CBS.

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave an interview on CBS on September 10. Photo: CBS.

“I thought I was mentally prepared because I saw it on television, but the television didn’t reflect it. A helicopter ride over the scene is something I always think about and never forget,” she said. to add.

Clinton then assisted emergency responders as well as assisted families who lost loved ones in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “We have so much work to do and they force me to continue to face the tragedy. Of course, we also fear that there may be more attacks in other parts of the country,” Clinton said. speak. “The people I met and worked with over those years and to this day always remind me of heroism, determination and perseverance.”

“I think we also tried to show a spirit of determination and resilience. As a New York senator working to rebuild Lower Manhattan, I see that every day. The way people stand up. , how they overcome grief, loss to move on with their lives,” Clinton said.

Hillary Clinton visits the site of a terrorist attack in New York on September 12, 2001.  Photo: AFP.

Hillary Clinton visits the site of a terrorist attack in New York on September 12, 2001. Photo: AFP.

While the US is now a “really divided country”, she hopes the country will be reminded of what it saw on 9/11. “I hope we are reminded of the courage and resilience, the tenacity and the solidarity we all experienced 20 years ago,” he said.

The 9/11 terrorist attacks killed nearly 3,000 Americans and many suffered long-term health problems.

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