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RUDY ON 9/11: NYC Leadership ‘Trapped on the Street for 20 Minutes’ as Towers Came Down

posted by Hannity Staff - 9.11.19

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani continued to reveal more first-hand accounts of his experiences on September 11th, 2001 Wednesday; saying NYC leadership was “trapped” on the streets of lower Manhattan for 20 minutes as the World Trade Center towers collapsed.

“I could not have done a thing without Bernie. Trapped for 20 minutesand (sic) on the street as the second Tower came down, Bernie was a true field General. Protecting us, deploying the great NYPD all over the City and establishing a new and even bigger Emergency Center. A true hero,” posted Giuliani on social media.

Giuliani revealed his first words to President Bush shortly after the September 11th terror attacks; saying “Let Me Kill Him” once the United States captured Osama bin Laden.

“The anger was tremendous,” he said. “When I saw President Bush for the first time and he got off the helicopter… he greeted the governor and came up to me… He says to me ‘Rudy, what can I do?’ I said when you get bin Laden let me kill him — or I might have said execute him.”

“I think I was thinking as a lawyer,” Giuliani continued. “I thought there’d be capital punishment and I could try the case. I had done that for two Nazis. I only had two capital cases in my career and both of them were Nazis. One had killed 7,000 people. Another had killed 12,000 people —  [a] capital case is easy when it’s like that.”

“It’s the saddest day and it’s the happiest day because there was so much bravery. America was at its best for weeks after. You go back and you say now, I wish we could recapture half of that,” he added.