Liberal talk show host Dean Obeidallah equated conservatives who want to “make America great again” with hijackers who killed 2,977 people on September 11th, 2001.
Obeidallah tweeted, “Terrorists are terrorists – be they Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda or Trump’s MAGA. Time to hold Trump accountable!!”
This may seem extreme, but this is actually a common sentiment among some liberal circles.
Pam Keith, the CEO of Center for Employment Justice, tweeted on September 11th last year,
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.”
Conservatives on Twitter pushed back:
Another Twitter user decided that January 6th was worse than 9/11.
Comparing the attacks of September 11th to a handful of MAGA devotees entering the capitol building is likely considered an “extreme” position by most Americans. Those who witnessed and survived the attacks understood the gravity of the moment and the terror they experienced.
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