Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump still insists that he was right when he stated that thousands of Muslims from the U.S community in New Jersey cheered on 9/11, when the Twin Towers hit the ground. In a phone interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press”, Trump claimed that he is “100 percent right”, says Reuters.
Donald Trump is still sustaining his opinion
Even thought authorities did not confirmed the Republican’s believes, Trump still says that there is no doubt he’s telling the truth. “I saw it. So many people saw it. So, why would I take it back? I’m not going to take it back.”, said Trump on NBC’s “Meet the Press, claiming that “hundreds of people that agree” that there were televised Muslim celebrations of the 9/11 attacks, according to the same source.
During the show, NBC anchor Chuck Todd tried to suggest Trump that maybe those people that are agreeing with him are his supporters and it’s normal to stand by his side. Then, the businessman interrupted to note the “huge Muslim population” New Jersey has.
Chris Christie claims the contrary
“Why wouldn’t it have taken place? I’ve had hundreds of people call in and tweet in on Twitter, saying that they saw it and I was 100 percent right.” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and also a Republican presidential candidate responded in a statement that there’s no chance such manifestation ever took place on 9/11. “I think if it had happened, I would remember it.”, said Christie.
According to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion polling of Republican voters nationally, Trump dropped 12 percentage points in the polls in the past five days, so this “vendetta” of his is hurting the campaign. “It did happen in New Jersey. “I have a very good memory, I’ll tell you. I saw it somewhere on television many years ago. And I never forgot it.”, said Trump.