Fact check: Did Donald Trump predict the 9/11 attacks?

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10 Things You’ll Be Thankful For When Trump Becomes President.

After nearly six months on the campaign trail, the billionaire real estate and baseball cap mogul continues to lead in the polls and it appears there’s nothing he can say or do — no matter how grotesque or dishonest — that will lessen his appeal among his legions of supporters.Mother of Muslim American 9/11 first responder rebukes Donald Trump: ‘Maybe it is time for him to go back to Germany and advocate his pro-Nazi policies over there’ WASHINGTON: The mother of a Muslim American NYPD cadet who was killed working to rescue New Yorkers on 9/11 has a direct message to Donald Trump: Take your “pro-Nazi policies” back to the land of your German immigrant grandparents.When Donald Trump landed in Ohio this week, he got a taste of the meager Republican super PAC efforts aimed at him: a 47-second Web video clipping together some of his most provocative comments and a small airplane trailing a banner proclaiming, “Ohioans Can’t Trust Trump.” As the combative mogul enters his fifth month at the top of the GOP presidential field, attempts to derail him remain anemic, underfunded and unfocused — and they are likely to stay that way until the Iowa caucuses in less than 10 weeks.

When Marwa Balkar learned of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s support of a tracking database for Muslims, she decided she would not take his remarks lying down. “When I first heard Donald Trump’s comments, I wasn’t shocked because I feel like it was something Donald Trump would say,” she told CNN in an interview Tuesday. “But… I realized that just because Donald Trump is saying something that Donald Trump would say, does not make it all right.But the state party’s chairwoman doesn’t think the developer and television personality will ultimately prevail there, calling his political style a poor fit for the first state to host a primary. “Shallow campaigns that depend on bombast and divisive rhetoric do not succeed in New Hampshire, and I don’t expect that they will now,” state GOP chair Jennifer Horn said Wednesday in a phone interview, when asked about Trump’s candidacy. Establishment Republicans, after initially dismissing Trump’s appeal to the party base, have grown increasingly concerned with the durability his campaign has demonstrated.

No matter what negative event or position Luntz tied Trump to, they still stood by him. “What if I told you Donald Trump murdered your mother?” it seems Luntz basically could have asked. In recent days, Trump has called for the ongoing surveillance of Muslims in America, claimed to have witnessed “thousands” of Muslims openly cheering on 9/11, and entertained the idea of forcing all Muslims in America to carry a specialised ID. “As a child growing up, he did have to face this discrimination in the fourth grade,” Hamdani explained, retelling the story of her Muslim American son being taunted at a Catholic school until a teacher assigned the students to find the Holy Quran for a lesson on world religions. “So this is where we stand, now, as a nation. Trump has repeatedly issued the types of public statements that have been deemed gaffes, and proved fatal, in past campaigns. “In New Hampshire, historically, the truth is, people really don’t make their final decisions until very, very close until Election Day,” Horn said, noting that US Senator Marco Rubio has been climbing in state polls. “People are probably underestimating [New Jersey Governor] Chris Christie.

Others, citing past elections, remain confident that the race will eventually pivot away from him early next year. * Amanda Marcotte argues that there’s no way Trump could say something too racist for his supporters, since his support comes so strongly from the xenophobic. * Heather Digby Parton argues that fascistic tendencies have been present in American politics for a long time, and Trump is just bringing them to the surface. * Martin O’Malley’s presidential campaign is getting almost no attention these days. We who have buried our children.” Hamdani said that such rhetoric disqualifies a candidate for higher office. “If you are running for a presidential position, you are taking an oath to uphold the constitution but here you are, you are going to violate the constitution.” “Across America today, we are witnessing the spectacle of politicians crassly exploiting the tragedies of Paris, Beirut and Russia for selfish political gains. The letter – since shared more than 140,000 times – highlights social media’s power to give voice to the fear of backlash that Muslims face in the wake of terrorist attacks from groups who claim to perpetrate violence in the name of Islam, and their struggle to distance themselves from such acts. The heavy retail-style campaigning that some candidates have been emphasizing – over, say, Trump’s massive rallies – tend to pay dividends in her state, Horn said.

Capitalizing on fear and the considerable ignorance about the Muslim faith among many of our citizens, they are in a rush to the bottom, driving a stampede of prejudicial proposals. “Quite the opposite of supporting their fellow Americans in a moment of crisis as my son did, many apparently see political gain to be had in selectively denying American Muslims their rights. Whenever a high-profile attack makes headlines, “The everyday Muslim, they’re thinking, ‘Here we go again,’ ” said Edgar Hopida of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), based in Plainfield, Ind., to the Monitor following the Nov. 13 Paris massacres. “It’s like a fire drill. It’s time to hide under the table again.” Indeed, in the aftermath of the attacks, mosques across the country faced vandalism and threats of violence.

This is not some fringe candidate; it is the Republican Party’s undisputed front-runner. “When others pushed back against these proposals for their obvious parallels to pre-war Nazi Germany, Trump did not back down. A largely partisan debate took place around the US government’s plans to resettle as many as 10,000 Syrian refugees – majority of whom practice Islam – over the next year. Then at a campaign event in Iowa on Nov. 20, Trump told NBC News that he “would certainly implement” a database system tracking Muslims in the US. “There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases,” he added. “We should have a lot of systems.” “I heard you wanted us to start wearing ID badges, so I decided to choose one for myself,” she wrote. “I chose the peace sign because it represents my #Islam. Many political prognosticators believe Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are as likely to win the Republican nomination as Trump at this point, if not more so. The one that taught me that killing one innocent life is equivalent to killing humanity.” She invited Trump to the charity events she attends and interfaith dinners held at her local mosque, adding, “Maybe then you’ll see that me being Muslim doesn’t make me any less American than you are.

Maybe if you walk in my footsteps, you can see that I am not any less human than you are.” Others have since taken to social media to counter Trump’s comments – and change perceptions about what it means to be Muslim. In an echo of the broader #NotInMyName crusade, the #MuslimID campaign saw doctors, lawyers, journalists, students, and others posted images of ID cards that showed their professions. Bernie Sanders called the suggestion “outrageous and bigoted,” while retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said that tracking a particular group based on religion sets “a pretty dangerous precedent.” Former Florida Gov. You better believe you’ll like that too. 8.) A Trump presidency will cure some of America’s most scandalous injustices, like the fact Donald Trump’s face has not yet been etched onto Mount Rushmore. 7.) Every American will get a free portrait of Donald Trump to hang in their house — even if they don’t want one. But you’ll hang it in a prominent place nonetheless — that is, unless you want to spend some quality time with Krauthammer, Goldberg and Will (who, if you haven’t surmised yet, will be spending the duration of the Trump administration in federal prison, on The Donald’s orders). 6.) With more access to the Trump administration than any other reporter, Matthew Boyle will finally get the recognition he deserves.

Ted Cruz, who has generally kept from criticizing Trump during the 2016 campaign, said, “I’m not a fan of government registries of American citizens.” Trump himself has also backed away from his support of the idea, though he has clarified that he stands behind surveillance of refugees coming in from Syria as well as of certain mosques. For young Muslims like Balkar, however, the message that groups such as the Islamic State do not represent their faith and identity transcends the words of one politician. “All these extremists are not me,” she told Today.com. “That’s not my religion.

Trump” is doing every Sunday on “Meet the Press.” 4.) Get ready for Attorney General Michael Cohen, who will also be getting a “Judge Judy”-type show to go along with his new position. (Editors note: This reality will probably be slightly less awesome for Daily Beast reporter Tim Mak, who Cohen once advised to “tread very fucking lightly” over a story he didn’t want Mak to write about Trump. Mak didn’t follow his advice on exactly how to tread, “[W]hat I’m going to do to you is going to be fucking disgusting.”) 3.) The State of the Union Address will actually be worth watching.

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