IIrc, Algore made a similar slip and referred to the ‘shooting down of flight 800’.
No, that was John Kerry. On Larry King on 9/11/2001 and on Chris Matthews on 9/14/2001. Al Gore wisely kept his trap shut and stayed out of the race. Draw your own conclusions about Kerry’s motivation for saying it twice on national television.
Stephanopoulos also called it a “bombing” on 9/11/01 and Dick Morris refers to in his book as one of three “attacks” during the “terrorist summer of 1996”.
But what would a bunch of White House insiders who were there during the attack know? Must be a bunch of “conspiracy theorists”.