Hillary Clinton says what she witnessed at Ground Zero following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks was as close to a “depiction of hell” as she’s ever seen.
“We saw this curtain of black smoke that was stretched across the island,” Clinton told CNN in an interview that aired Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the attacks. “Occasionally it would be broken by a firefighter coming out. I remember one image so indelibly, dragging his ax, and it was as close to a depiction of hell that I’ve ever personally seen.”
Nearly 3,000 people were killed and over 6,000 others injured in the attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2001 — the deadliest attack on U.S. soil.
“The loss of life was overwhelming,” Clinton said. “I went like so many others to the armory and the piers, looking to see what was happening, how people were reacting. But it was also my job and the job of other officials to get our city and state and country what we needed
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