Trump’s outrageous claim that ‘thousands’ of New Jersey Muslims celebrated the …

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Donald Trump says he saw people celebrating 9/11 in New Jersey.

Republican nominee Donald Trump has been heavily criticised after he retweeted an image featuring erroneous homicide data that grossly misrepresented African-Americans. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he saw people cheering the September 11 attacks across the river in New Jersey — a claim officials strongly deny. The tweet, first shared today, claimed only one percent of African-Americans have been killed by police, as opposed to two percent of Caucasian Americans, suggesting police favouritism.

Trump first told the story Saturday at a rally in Birmingham, Alabama, as he pressed the need for greater surveillance, including monitoring certain mosques, in the wake of the Paris attacks. “I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. — Donald Trump said Sunday that the protester who interrupted his rally at a convention center here Saturday morning was “so obnoxious and so loud” that “maybe he should have been roughed up.” Mercutio Southall Jr. — a well-known local activist who has been repeatedly arrested while fighting what he says is unfair treatment of blacks — interrupted Mr. Thousands of people were cheering.” STEPHANOPOULOS: “You know, the police say that didn’t happen and all those rumors have been on the Internet for some time. He then attempted to clarify that idea on Saturday, saying he wanted a database of refugees entering the country from Syria and adding, “I want surveillance of certain mosques, OK?” “We’ve had it before and we’ll have it again,” he added. Mr Trump, who has a reputation for making bombastic, inflammatory comments, recently claimed thousands of New Jersey Arab residents celebrated the fall of the Twin Towers.

He has also suggested illegal immigrants be deported to remote locations, as part of the controversial 1950s “Operation Wetback” program, which led to incidents of physical abuse, civil rights violations and countless deaths. On Thursday, Trump said he would be open to having a “Muslim database” in America for security reasons, two days after he said that the US would have “absolutely no choice” but to close down some mosques.

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.” “Trump is plain wrong, and he is shamefully politicising an emotionally charged issue,” said Fulop. “No one in Jersey City cheered on September 11th. Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders called Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric “shocking” and “outrageous.” “This is shocking rhetoric.

It should be denounced by all seeking to lead this country,” Clinton tweeted on Saturday. “What an outrageous and bigoted statement. @realDonaldTrump should be ashamed of himself,” Sanders tweeted. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush called the prospect of a registry for Muslims “abhorrent.” Florida Senator Marco Rubio said the idea was “unnecessary” and not something Americans would support.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who has largely avoided criticizing Trump throughout the presidential election campaign, said, “I’m not a fan of government registries of American citizens.” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said creating a national registry based on religion and closing mosques “will do nothing to keep us safer.” Ohio Governor John Kasich said requiring people to register with the government because of their religion “strikes against all that we have believed in our nation’s history.” During the campaign rally, a fight broke out between a ‘Black Lives Matter’ protester and other event attendees. And this was a very obnoxious guy who was a troublemaker who was looking to make trouble.” That was a change in tone from just a month ago, when Mr.

The scuffle drew enough attention that Trump interrupted his speech at the rally to address the fight. “Yeah, you can get him out,” Trump said on stage, referring to a protester. “Yeah, get him out. Here, for example, is an article in the New York Post interviewing Trump just eight days after the attack; he makes no mention of having witnessed the alleged celebrations.

Trump’s comments about Islam are “manipulating people’s angst and their fears.” Saturday’s racially charged altercation occurred in Birmingham, famous in the 1960s as a center of the civil rights struggle. Muslim population would face retaliation, and so law enforcement officials worked with the community to ensure that did not happen. “They’ve been very helpful and law-abiding.” Update: Some readers have tweeted to The Fact Checker a Washington Post article from Sept. 18, 2001 as evidence of Trump’s claim. The article, which appeared on page 6, described FBI probes after the attack in Northern New Jersey, saying in the 15th paragraph “law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they watched the devastation on the other side of the river.” Of course, “a number of people” obviously does not equal “thousands” — and “allegedly” indicates there is no video footage or other proof that celebrations actually took place. Trump recounted in the Fox News interview on Sunday. “I had 10,000 people in the room yesterday — 10,000 people — and this guy started screaming by himself.” As Mr. Bernie Sanders of Vermont responded to Black Lives Matter activists who came onstage during one of his events earlier this year. “You see, he was politically correct,” Mr.

Trump had warned the audience that Islamic State fighters might recruit their children online and called for an impenetrable wall along the southern border, prompting the crowd to chant: “Build a wall! Trump “has memory issues or willfully distorts the truth, either of which should be concerning for the Republican Party.” In a statement, the Anti-Defamation League called Mr. Trump’s claims “irresponsible” and “factually challenged.” Jerry Speziale, the Paterson police commissioner, told the Post’s Fact Checker: “That is totally false. Trump is showing renewed support among likely Republican voters after the IS attacks in Paris gave him a chance to showcase a “tough on terror” message. Trump has reclaimed the outright lead in Iowa, according to a CBS/YouGov poll released Sunday, with 30 percent of support among registered Republican voters in the state.

Several wrote that the protesters opened themselves up to the possibility of violence by attending the rally. “Look at those bloodsuckers back there,” Mr.

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