Brian Kilmeade defends Donald Trump's 9/11 responder claims: 'He was downtown a lot after the 9/11 attacks'

Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade defended President Donald Trump’s 9/11 claims, in which POTUS told a crowd of first responders that he was “down there with you” at Ground Zero. On Tuesday, Kilmeade asserted that Trump did indeed appear downtown in the aftermath of 9/11.

“He was downtown a lot after the 9/11 attacks.” Kilmeade said.

On Monday, Trump signed the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund. At the time of the signing, Trump said he was there with first responders.

“I was down there also, but I’m not considering myself a first responder,” he said. “But I was down there. I spent a lot of time down there with you.”

Many commenters on Twitter were not pleased with Trump’s 9/11 claims and Kilmeade’s defense.

The 45th president had some supporters, however.

Kilmeade also stood up for Trump in his latest feud with Al Sharpton.

“Al Sharpton has known Donald Trump for 30 years,” said Kilmeade. “He knows he’s not a racist, never was. They went to fights together. They hung out all the time together. Donald Trump supported his causes many times.”

What do you think of Brian Kilmeade’s defense of Donald Trump? Is it justified? Were the comments overblown or out of line? Let us know in the comments below.

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