BUCK: I was here in NYC over the weekend. It’s where I live; so I tend to be here. And there were certainly a lot of things in terms of the commemoration, the memorializing of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 that made people feel sad but also patriotic. It made many of us have those feelings of anger, but also the remembrance of the resilience that we had as a city, as a country, as Americans.
It was a moment where you would hope people would reflect and have an understanding of there are foreign enemies in this world who continue to wish to do us extreme harm. If Al-Qaeda could have detonated a nuclear device in an American city, they would have. I mean, that’s very clear from their own internal documents and the things that we have learned about that organization beforehand.
They killed almost 3,000 Americans and just human beings here on our soil in one day. Yet when something should be so clear — which is this is the worst terror attack on U.S. soil ever and that this should bring us all together as a people united against evil — there were some who were willing to say the most outrageous, idiotic, and despicable things as long as it was used as a tool to transfer attention away from the jihadists — the Islamic jihadists who attacked us on that day to — you guessed it — the threat of white nationalist terrorism here in America.
A woman who’s running for office in Florida, Pam Keith, Esq.Clay, do you ever put Esquire in your title?
CLAY: No so far, not. (laughing)
BUCK: She wrote, “On 1/6/2021, 9/11/2001 ceased being the worst thing that happened to America in my lifetime. It’s really weird and painful to process and say that. But it’s the truth. And quite frankly… it’s not even close.” Clay, in the New York… So we’ll get into that. But also in the New York Times, Spencer Ackerman, a leftist, writes the following:
“Ever since insurrectionists invaded the Capitol, we’ve heard that Jan. 6 closed a chapter in American history. No longer should America’s most threatening enemies be understood as foreign — a euphemism for Muslim — but instead as domestic, a euphemism for primarily white Americans on the far right.”
This is the crap that the New York Times publishes on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. It’s QAnon Shaman you’re supposed to be terrified of, Clay.