I’m pretty sure Hasan didn’t need a free computer.
On Thursday, “The Young Turks” (TYT) co-creator Cenk Uygur had network commentator Hasan Piker, who is Uygur’s nephew, on the program to discuss controversial statements he made on Tuesday night about 9/11 and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX). During a Twitch livestream, Piker said “America deserved” the terror attacks on September 11, 2001 that left 3,000 innocents dead and viciously mocked Rep. Crenshaw, a former SEAL, for losing his eye during an IED explosion while serving overseas.
Uygur disavowed the statements made from Piker throughout the discussion, but noted his nephew should have a chance to explain the commentary. For his part, Piker said he used imprecise language when he declared “America deserved 9/11,” underscoring that he is “anti-war,” and suggested one could “chalk” up the apparent error “to English being [his] second language.”
“I thought that I was saying that, you could draw a direct line, basically, that it was a consequence all of the things that we (the United States) have done in the region,” Piker told Uygur, explaining his 9/11 comment.
The TYT host told Piker that it was still “wrong” to say “Americans deserve 9/11.”
“No, I didn’t say, ‘Americans deserve 9/11,’ I said, ‘America deserves 9/11,’” Piker said.