Hannity: Sister of 9/11 Victim Thanks Trump for 'Refreshing' Speech

posted by Hannity Staff - 9.01.17

The sister of a 9/11 victim spoke out on ‘Hannity’ Monday night, thanking President Trump for calling those who committed the heinous attack “murderers” and saying “cultural leaders” in the America don’t understand the true threat facing the United States.

“Debra Burlingame, she lost her brother on September 11th, 2001. You have been such a strong powerful voice against radicalism. We’re seeing the impact of believing something as naïve as North Korea; if we bribe them then they’re going to stop their nuclear program,” said Sean.

“You lost your brother that day, are we really that stupid that we don’t understand the mentality of evil in our time?” he asked.

“We’re not that stupid,” said Burlingame. “We have a leadership –and I’m not confining that to politicians- but also the cultural leaders, the thought leaders in our country. The heads of Middle East Studies departments in Colleges and Universities […] If we had those people running the show in World War II, we might have had a quite a different outcome there.”

“The way President Trump talked today about the enemy as very important to me, so important to me and so refreshing to me, that I knuckled my way through the rope line so I could thank him for simply saying that our loved ones were ‘murdered’ that day,” she added. “That is the first time I heard a President since 9/11 use the term ‘murder’ and I thought it was really important to thank him for that.”

“It bothers us when we hear euphemisms like ‘They were lost’ or ‘They were taken from us,'” Burlingame told Sean. “There’s all this worry about using the wrong words to describe the killers who did it, it was refreshing to hear this today.”

Watch Debra Burlingame on ‘Hannity’ above.