US presidential candidate Donald Trump is not backing down from his controversial claim that “thousands of people” in Arab Muslim communities in New Jersey cheered as the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001.
The Republican frontrunner told an NBC News reporter on Monday night that he has "the world’s greatest memory" and everybody knows about this.
Trump insisted that his claims were valid and flaunted the support he said he received on his Twitter page.
“He was adamant,” NBC News reporter Katy Tur told MSNBC after talking to the billionaire real estate mogul on telephone.
Earlier in the day, Trump demanded apologies from those people who dared to doubt his recollection of the 9/11 attacks.
“I want an apology,” he tweeted. "Many people have tweeted that I am right.”
Trump provoked a controversy by making repeated claims that he saw thousands of Arab Muslims in New Jersey cheering the fall of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.
Trump first said on Saturday that Arab people cheered on 9/11 speaking at a rally in Birmingham, Alabama.
“[The Twin Towers] came tumbling down,” he said. "And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands of people were cheering as the building was coming down.”
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