The controversial CAIR speech, which some claim has Omar minimizing the terrorist attack, has raised raw feelings among 9/11 families and others. Cuomo played a portion of Omar’s actual speech and then used some of the ad’s images from 9/11.
He apparently felt immediate remorse.
“I apologize to the families of the victims of 9/11 and people that were there that day,” Cuomo said. “That video should not be used in political hit ads. I’m using it to make a point. I didn’t make the ad. If I thought about it more, I don’t think I’d even play the ad. So, I apologize to you. I don’t mean to revisit your nightmares. I’m sorry if that’s the effect it has. ”
Cuomo apologized at the end of the segment as well.
“Let me just say it again. I will never use video like that as part of a political ad again,” Cuomo said. “I don’t care if it’s positive. I’m not going to show those images of that day. I know what they mean to the families. This happened quickly with this video, I won’t do it again.”
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