Trump Reiterates That He Saw People Cheering On 9/11 In New Jersey

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Eric Schultz)
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reiterated during his Sunday news show appearance that he saw people in New Jersey, and implied they were Arab Americans, “cheering as the World Trade Center came down” on Sept. 11.

Trump had said Saturday during a campaign rally in Alabama that he saw these crowds cheering, a comment he reiterated on ABC’s “This Week.”

“There were people that were cheering on the other side of New Jersey where you have large Arab populations. They were cheering as the World Trade Center came down,” Trump said. “I know it might be not politically correct for you to talk about it, but there were people cheering as that building came down, as those buildings came down, and that tells you something. It was well covered at the time.”

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  1. Sure would be great if anybody at all in the MSM would actually call him a liar.

  2. He is a liar. It never happened. It would have been reported. CHRISTIE would have used it in every single ad when he ran. No. He is a fear mongering jerk that has jumped the shark with this ‘little’ comment.

  3. Avatar for korvu korvu says:

    I doubt he was even in NJ that day.

  4. How about quoting him directly? He claimed there were “thousands and thousands” cheering

    "I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down, and I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down,” he said.
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-saw-thousands-thousands-people-164537580.html

    Edit: Supposed to be a stand alone post, not a response to Dr_Coyote.

  5. Avatar for jinnj jinnj says:

    Sure Donny … just show us a picture, or video … or tell us the actual location where this supposedly happened. Oh guess the proof is in the same file with the “air-tight” evidence this fraud swore he was going to get from Hawaii about Obama’s birth certificate.

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