Trump Says He Heard From ‘Hundreds’ Who Saw 9/11 Celebrations in US

24 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Donald Trump on waterboarding: ‘Even if it doesn’t work they deserve it’.

Donald Trump touted the benefits of waterboarding in a campaign rally on Monday night, telling a crowd that “you bet your ass” he would bring it back into use. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s demagoguery reached new highs in recent days with the blowhard billionaire’s ridiculous, inflammatory claim that thousands of Muslim-Americans in New Jersey celebrated the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States — offered absent any evidence of any kind. “There were people that were cheering on the other side of New Jersey, where you have large Arab populations.TRENTON — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday said he’s owed an apology from those who have disputed his story that he watched on television as “thousands and thousands” of people in Jersey City cheered during the 9/11 attacks — an incident multiple officials and news reports say never happened.Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has begun telling audiences that ”thousands and thousands” of Jersey City residents “cheered” when the Twin Towers fell on 9/11. They were cheering as the World Trade Center came down,” Trump told ABC News on Sunday. “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.

Trump is not the first Republican candidate to endorse the use of waterboarding, which involves simulating drowning, in an attempt to elicit information from terror suspects. And that tells you something.” As election-stats guru Nate Silver pointed out Monday, Trump remains highly unlikely to win the Republican nomination, given that so many GOP voters really don’t like him and that their feelings are only getting more intense. Waterboarding was first used by the US in 2002 on an al-Qaida suspect, then on at least two other CIA detainees during the Bush administration, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a top lieutenant of Osama bin Laden and mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Murrow and call Trump out for the deplorable Joseph McCarthy-style scoundrel he has become — not just offer tepid criticism for fear of offending his quarter of the Republican electorate. But Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, Rand Paul, John Kasich and Mike Huckabee can address these legitimate concerns while also denouncing Trump for his ugly insistence on depicting Muslim-Americans as a fifth column with no loyalties beyond religious ones. And despite widespread rumors of celebrations by Muslims in Newark and Paterson, The Star-Ledger reported that police and local leaders denied they ever happened.

If that happens, maybe the Trump bubble will finally burst, and maybe the briefly successful campaign of the first former reality television star to run for president will be looked back on as a passing storm. readers have suggested that video was broadcast at the time showing people celebrating in Paterson, the city with the second-largest Muslim population in the U.S. I mean, listen, I can’t say, Matt, I can’t say that I have – it was a pretty emotional time for me because, as I’ve mentioned before, there’s family involved, there’s friends involved and so it was a pretty harrowing time. What was billed as the “Save Our State” initiative would have kept undocumented residents from using many state services, including blocking children from attending public schools. About 2 percent of the state’s nearly 9 million residents identified as being Muslim in 2010, according to data compiled by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies.

But the longer the other Republican presidential candidates tolerate Trump, the more they risk stigmatizing the GOP as a natural haven for knaves and fools. The great irony is, the official slogan of Christie’s presidential campaign – appearing in all caps at the top of his home page – is “Telling It Like It Is.” To be sure, I think there’s probably room in the crowded Republican presidential field for a straight-talking, no-nonsense contender who offers hard truths, without regard for whether the facts are popular. And if those assumptions are true, one wonders whether the New Jersey Republican will soon look back at this period and wonder what might have happened if he’d shown a little more courage.

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