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Friedman Doubles Down on Trump Election as ‘Moral 9/11’

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman stood by his post-presidential election comments calling the outcome a “moral 9/11” and claimed President-Elect Donald Trump appealed to “middle America” because “this world’s going to be too fast for a lot of people” during an interview Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week.”

Friedman garnered massive backlash Friday when he wrote in a column that Trump’s general election victory amounted to a “moral 9/11” except that “9/11 was done from us on the outside and we did this to ourselves.” When “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos asked him for an explanation for his “pretty apocalyptic language,” Friedman attempted to shift blame to the Trump campaign’s rhetoric. – READ MORE