Listen as Larry spoke with Debra Burlingame whose brother, Charles Burlingame, was the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77 until it was hijacked and deliberately crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11. Debra emerged from the mourning process for her brother and became a passionate and outspoken advocate for the war on radical Islamic terrorism and a board member for the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. Larry and Debra will discuss her memories of that horrible day 16 years ago and the current efforts to wage war on America’s terrorist enemies and how political correctness hampers those efforts.
During the interview, Burlingame discussed the conversation she had with President Trump after his speech remembering victims of 9/11.
O’Connor: You must be pleased with the rhetoric that the President used today compared to what you had for the last eight years?
Burlingame: Let me tell you something, I was pleased with what he said today. In fact, I normally don’t go pushing myself into rope lines but I pushed myself into this one today and I shook, introduced myself to the President. I shook his hand and I thanked him. I thanked him for using the word ‘murdered’. That they murdered… these people murdered innocent people. And he chuckled. And he said, ‘They didn’t want me to use that word. They didn’t want me to say that.’ And I assumed he meant they the speech writers or his advisors and I said, ‘well they were wrong and I’m very very glad that you did use that word’.
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