Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans have been busy lately, trying to prove Trump’s claim that there were “thousands and thousands” of people celebrating in the streets of New Jersey when the World Trade Centers fell on September 11th.
One of the places they got information from was a post written in May of 2013 by Debbie Schlussel, a conservative blogger. In her piece, the blogger referenced reporting from MTV News and MTV’s interview of a woman who said she saw people celebrating in the streets in New Jersey.
That post from Schlussel seems to be the origin of Trump’s “thousands and thousands” lie, and MTV, being thrust in the middle of Trump’s presidential campaign, dug in their archives and found the video in question. They also did a followup with the woman they interviewed back then and, once again, debunked Trump’s false claims that “thousands and thousands” of people were celebrating in New Jersey.