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Clinton links her work for Wall St. to 9/11 attacks

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Hillary Clinton used the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks as a defense for her support from Wall Street in her presidential bid, noting her work with the financial sector after the attacks. 

{mosads}“I represented New York on 9/11. Where were we attacked? We were attacked in downtown Manhattan where Wall Street is,” she said during Saturday night’s Democratic debate. 

“I’ve had a lot of folks who give me donations from all types of backgrounds say, ‘I don’t agree with you on everything but I like what you do, I like how you stand up, I’m going to support you.’ “

Clinton made the comment when responding to an attack from rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who claimed that the Wall Street donations to Clinton were made in order to curry favor — comments Clinton said were made to “impugn [her] integrity.

But her comment was met with instant criticism on Twitter. 

Responding to a real-time tweet about her invoking her 9/11 “to justify millions of Wall Street donations,” Clinton pushed back. 

“I’m sorry that whoever tweeted that had that impression because I worked closely with New Yorkers after 9/11 for my entire first term,” she said during the CBS debate.

The Republican National Committee instantly compiled criticism from journalists over the initial remark, firing it out to reporters and posting it on its blog.  

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