Real estate magnate Donald Trump is standing by his claims that he saw people cheering after the devastating terrorist attacks on Sept. 11.
During a phone interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday, Trump told host Chuck Todd that he saw the cheering on “television” and in “clips” and that “many people saw it in person.”
“I’ve had hundreds of phone calls to the Trump Organization saying, ‘We saw it. It was dancing in the streets,’ ” Trump said.
There is no evidence of Trump’s claims.
Trump has mentioned during numerous stump speeches that “thousands and thousands of people were cheering” as the World Trade Center buildings collapsed.
When confronted, the Republican presidential frontrunner remained firm.
“I’m not going to take it back,” Trump said.
The former reality television star said with the “huge Muslim population” in Jersey City and Paterson, N.J., it must’ve happened.
“Why wouldn’t it have taken place? I’ve had hundreds of people call in and tweet in on Twitter, saying they saw it and I was 100% right,” he told NBC.
Watch the exchange, from NBC, below:
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