So much bullshit dropping from Donald Trump’s mouth over the last few days, it’s hard to keep up! Since the terrorist attacks in Paris, Trump has been the top politician in the country and the only politicians who masterfully use the tragedy for his own personal gain. Once trailing his fellow Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson for the GOP nomination for President, Donald Trump now leads the field and he leads by a lot!
One of the many droppings from Trump’s mouth is the claim that “thousands and thousands” of people in New Jersey celebrated in the streets when the Twin Towers came crumbling down. In a speech to some of his supporters in Alabama on Saturday, Trump said he “watched the World Trade Center go down” and watched in New Jersey, “as thousands of people were cheering as the building was coming down.” The claim has been widely discredited, but Trump doubled and tripled down, insisting that he in fact saw “thousands and thousands” of people in Jersey cheered and celebrated the attacks on the Twin Towers.
“Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down,” Trump said on ABC on Sunday. “And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down,” Trump said Saturday at the rally. “Thousands of people were cheering. So something’s going on. We’ve got to find out what it is.”
Ben Carson. Remember him? He once led the Republican field in Iowa. Carson apparently thought that agreeing with Trump would get his name in the news again and thus, keep him relevant. Asked by reporters if he knew what Trump was talking about, Carson replied, “yes,” then stated that he “saw video” of the thousands and thousands celebrating in New Jersey.
“There are going to be people who respond inappropriately to virtually everything. I think that was an inappropriate response. I don’t know if on the basis of that all Muslims are bad people,”
Carson’s decision to ride Trump’s insane coat-tail however, did not give him the boost he looked for. So just about 24 hours later, Carson issued an apology for lying about the “thousands and thousands” celebrating in Jersey.
This tweet from ABC News.
Carson camp says he doesn’t stand behind comments & apologizes.Was thinking of Middle East, not New Jersey,camp says https://t.co/JVHh7VAYvt
— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) November 23, 2015