CNN's Paul Begala shreds Trump for using 9/11 attack on Democrat after he boasted about his building still standing
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On Friday, veteran Democratic strategist Paul Begala called out President Donald Trump for using the 9/11 attack for political gain.


Trump tweeted out an attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar, (D-MN) with edited images that portrayed her in a negative light.

"Fair or unfair?" CNN's Chris Cuomo asked.

"It's obscene for the president to take that pain and get gain from it. I have problems with things Omar has said. It was outrageous and she has apologized, and President Trump needs to apologize for this," Begala said.

He then explained that after 9/11 Trump only boasted about himself.

He added, "We all remember and I had friends on that plane. Look at what our president has said. Before the bodies had been cleared or identified, before the wounded had been treated he went on television in New York and he said 'my building at 40th on Wall Street is now the tallest building in America.'"

"It wasn't true and it was bad taste," Begala said. "He spread a lie that Muslims in New Jersey were dancing and partying and celebrating. That was a lie."

"He told people that he paid hundreds of people to clear the rubble and really risk their health as so many heroes did after 9 /11, there's no evidence he ever did it. So this guy has no moral standing ever to try to use our greatest in my lifetime of national pain for political gain," Begala said.

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