Hillary Clinton Uses 9/11 Talking Point After Campaign Said She Would Stop

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Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton again used 9/11 as a justification for her years of Wall Street campaign donations, even though her campaign promised that she would stop doing so.

Clinton told Charlie Rose on CBS News Tuesday morning that she helped re-build Wall Street after 9/11.

At November’s Democratic debate in Des Moines, Clinton said that taking Wall Street cash after 9/11 was “a way to rebuke the terrorists” because Wall Street, located in Clinton’s adoptive state of New York, was targeted by Osama bin Laden.

In the Spin Room after that debate, Clinton surrogate Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee continued to use the 9/11 talking point as Clinton communications director Jen Palmieri tried to stop it.

“I’m glad you brought this up. She did not use it as a justification for Wall Street donations,” Palmieri told Breitbart News, denying that the campaign has a 9/11 talking point.

“Sounds like maybe I need to,” Palmieri said when asked if she would try to rein in surrogates like Jackson-Lee who were using the talking point. “I wasn’t aware of that.”