On Monday, Donald Trump continued to claim he saw thousands of American Muslims cheering from New Jersey on 9/11 as the Twin Towers came down.
On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the GOP presidential candidate refused to back down from the claim, which has been discredited by journalists across the media citing lack of video evidence and any reliable eyewitness accounts to confirm that they took place.
Asked why no video has surfaced, Trump said, “They’ll find something, they’re going to find something.”
He added a lesson on the evolution of video availability over the last 14 years.
“Don’t forget, 14 to 15 years ago it wasn’t like it is today where you press a button and play a video,” he said. “14 to 15 years ago they didn’t put it in files, they destroy half the stuff.”
Journalists have challenged the real estate mogul’s claims that thus far have proved dubious. For months, Trump has been at the center of controversies sparked by a plethora of questionable comments.
Many media and political analysts thought Trump’s critical comments about Sen. John McCain’s military service in the Vietnam War as well as about Fox News star Megyn Kelly would spell the end of his campaign.
But they only emboldened the Donald to rise in the polls.
Two months ahead of the Iowa caucus, Trump leads the majority of national polls for the GOP nomination by 7-10 points.