WASHINGTON: Republican US presidential frontrunner Donald Trump right now refused to just take back again promises he noticed Muslims cheering in New Jersey following the September 11, 2001 attacks, in spite of a absence of proof.
The brash genuine-estate tycoon has drawn sweeping condemnation soon after declaring earlier this month that Arab and Muslim People in america experienced publicly rejoiced the unparalleled terror assaults on the United States.
“It was 14 a long time ago but I observed it on tv, I saw clips and so did numerous other men and women,” Trump instructed NBC’s “Meet the Press” discuss demonstrate.
“I have experienced hundreds of phone calls to the Trump organization stating, ‘We noticed it. It was dancing in the streets.'”
Inside of days of nine/eleven, police, truth-checkers and US media debunked the rumors that folks have been cheering from rooftops of Jersey City, throughout the river from Manhattan.
Nevertheless, Trump stood by his feedback nowadays: “I saw it. So numerous folks observed it… And so why would I take it back? I’m not heading to consider it back again.”
Trump has cited an report composed by The Washington Put up at the time saying authorities detained “a variety” of men and women supposedly witnessed cheering in New Jersey.
But there was no sign in the write-up of hundreds or even hundreds of Muslims cheering.
Trump informed “Satisfy the Push” that “we’re looking for other content articles and we are hunting for other clips and I would not be shocked if we discovered them,” he stated.
“But for some purpose they’re not that straightforward to appear by.”