On two separate occasions this weekend, increasingly less-crypto crypto-fascist Donald Trump made reference to a video of thousands of Arab-Americans in Jersey City, New Jersey cheering as the Twin Towers fell on 9/11. Thus far, absolutely no one has been able to verify this claim, most likely because the video never actually existed in the first place. But on the infinitesimally small chance it is out there and you’ve got it—we want to see it and we’re willing to pay.
Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering. So something’s going on.
There were people that were cheering on the other side of New Jersey where you have large Arab populations. There were people over in New Jersey that were watching it, a heavy Arab population that were cheering as the buildings came down. Not good.
Donald Trump isn’t even the only one who’s supposedly laid eyes on the mysterious tape. Dr. Ben “Attempted Hammer Murder” Carson claims to have seen it at well.
.@RealBenCarson tells me he "saw the film" of American Muslims cheering as the towers fell in New Jersey on 9/11.— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) November 23, 2015
When Carson says "he saw the film" of American Muslims cheering on 9/11 he tells me he's referring to the news coverage at the time.— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) November 23, 2015
If these two leading candidates for President of the United States are to be believed, somewhere out there exists a video of “thousands” of (or let’s say, charitably, at least several dozen) American Muslims, in Jersey City, cheering on 9/11, and this video was taken from real, actual news footage that aired, in the United States, around the time of the attacks themselves.
Update 5:50 p.m.:
Now, even Carson is distancing himself from the alleged clip.
Carson camp on 9/11 comments: Carson was thinking about Middle East protests, not NJ. He doesn't stand behind references and apologizes.— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) November 23, 2015
Donald Trump, however, is staying strong, and the offer stands.