Son Of 9/11 Victim Slams Trump’s Statement On Terrorist Attacks

Shola Lee

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Son Of 9/11 Victim Slams Trump’s Statement On Terrorist Attacks

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The son of a 9/11 victim has condemned Donald Trump's recent statement about the terrorist attack.

Trump made the insensitive comments on Thursday 28 July, after being pressed about his ties to a Saudi-funded LIV Golf tour at his New Jersey club.

Now one the people most impacted by the 2001 attacks has spoken out, calling the former President's comments 'outrageous'.

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It all started when Trump was asked about the criticism he received from the families of 9/11 victims after hosting a Saudi-backed golf tour.

Trump responded by saying: "Nobody’s gotten to the bottom of 9/11, unfortunately. And they should have."

His statement seems at odds with the FBI declassifying files related to the 9/11 attacks, which revealed that 15 of the 19 plane hijackers involved in the 9/11 attacks were Saudi nationals.

Families of those killed and injured in the attacks have long waited for the files' release, with some claiming that Saudi officials had advanced knowledge of the attacks, but did nothing to intervene.

This is a claim that the Saudi embassy has denied, calling it 'false and malicious'.

Matthew Bocchi spoke about Trump's comments. Credit: MSNBC
Matthew Bocchi spoke about Trump's comments. Credit: MSNBC

While more documents are yet to be released by the FBI, downplaying the investigation into the attacks struck a nerve with the families of 9/11 victims.

Matthew Bocchi, whose father died in the attacks, said of Trump's statement: "I never envisioned to be in this position, no. But the reality is, as much as his statements are completely ridiculous, outrageous and we're all hurt by them, we are continuing to hold each presidential administration accountable since 9/11."

Donald Trump made the comments when pressed about his golf club. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Donald Trump made the comments when pressed about his golf club. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

He continued: "Each administration has failed on their promises to help us bring the Saudis to justice. Biden did hold his promise to us, but there's still more that needs to be done.

"So, at the end of the day, as much as we are hurt by his statements on national television and, sort of, downplaying the entire situation for what it's worth, we are going to continue to fight and urge each new presidential administration to help us in our pursuit of justice."

Families are still waiting for further documents to be declassified.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677  

Topics: News, US News, Donald Trump

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