“Yes,” Olbermann replied. “Yeah, we did really well after 9/11, I don’t think the country has given itself enough credit for what we did not do after 9/11… we did not restrict all of the freedoms in this country, we did not single out people.”
Conservative cohost Meghan McCain was clearly disturbed by Olbermann’s comments, and chimed in, “A thousand people died on 9/11, I mean the comparison is absurd.”
“You think that Bin Laden did less to damage America than President Trump?” she asked, unable to believe what she was hearing.
“Yes,” he said again.
McCain tried to explain that Bin Laden was “dedicated to the destruction of everything we hold dear,” and Hostin argued that some people feel that way about Trump.