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Trump campaign keeps lying about having proof of Muslims celebrating 9/11: ‘We know it’s true’

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Donald Trump has dug himself a hole of lies about seeing Muslims celebrating 9/11 in New Jersey — and his campaign manager has grabbed a shovel and is helping to dig in deeper.

The Republican presidential frontrunner claimed Saturday in speech that he saw in New Jersey “thousands and thousands” of people cheering the collapse of the World Trade Center — although police and news organizations have found no evidence that actually happened.

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His campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, suggested Tuesday that “special interests” who control the media had conspired to bury evidence to support Trump’s claims.

Lewandowski also claimed Tuesday during a radio appearance that police officers backed Trump’s claims and cited a newspaper account by reporters who have said they found no evidence that any groups of people celebrated the attacks in the New Jersey area, reported Right Wing Watch.

“We know it’s true,” Lewandowski said during an appearance on John Fredericks’ WHKT-AM program in Virginia.

“There were unequivocally people — not just in the Boston area, but around the country — who were happy, if you can believe this, with the devastation that was caused on 9/11. Radical Islamic terrorist who were happy, people who were absolutely and unequivocally proud of the fact that a major terrorist attack was perpetrated on U.S. soil.”

He claimed that the Washington Post had reported “tailgate-style parties” in Jersey City, and he blasted the newspaper for claiming 15 years later that those reports were not accurate.

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Lewandowski complained that the Post had never issued a retraction, and he then he claimed law enforcement sources told the newspaper they had seen those celebrations.

In reality, one of the reporters said none of his sources recalled hundreds or thousands of people at such celebrations, and he was eventually unable to verify claims of any celebrations that he reported.

Trump claimed he saw TV coverage of those celebrations, but no media organizations — or anyone else, for that matter — have located such footage.

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Law enforcement detained and questioned several people accused of celebrating the attacks but found the reports to be bogus.

John J. Farmer Jr., who in 2001 was the New Jersey attorney general and the state’s chief law enforcement officer, said this week that investigators found no evidence those celebrations took place.

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But Trump and his campaign officials continue to insist it’s true, although the candidate concedes he cannot recall exactly where he saw the video despite having “the world’s greatest memory.”


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C-SPAN caller scorched by Muslim comedian for ignoring Jesus after she rants ‘gays are abomination to God’

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Comedian Dean Obeidallah, who is Muslim, told a C-SPAN caller that Republicans are not following the teachings of Jesus Christ even though they may oppose abortion and other policies advocated by evangelicals.

"I am independent," Pam, who called from Arkansas, told Obeidallah. "I vote according to my conscience of who would Jesus vote for if he were here on Earth. And he would not vote a group of people who believe in murdering children in the womb, on gays, which is an abomination to God, on false gods from other countries."

Obeidallah replied with a lesson on the Christian savior.

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Conservative drops mic on complicit press trying to maintain access to Trump: ‘He’s a raving lunatic … tell it like it is’

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Appearing on MSNBC's "AM Joy" conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin excoriated members of the press who -- in the pursuit of appearing "objective" -- refuse to "tell it like it is" when reporting on President Donald Trump.

Speaking with host Joy Reid, Rubin -- one of the president's more avid critics -- got right to the point.

"I think there are two things, "Rubin began. "One, I think that this notion of objectivity of balance has been so inculcated into the media that they now don't call it like they see it at all because they are walking on eggshells."

"When the president had that out of control press conference if you could call it that, when he was rambling on and on, they were so restrained, they described it as a celebration," she continued. "No, he was a raving lunatic. You need to use the words, the verbs and correct description so you give the public a feel of how dangerous this guy is. That is not being biased -- that is being accurate and revealing the danger this guy poses."

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Trump belatedly snarls at media for reporting a portion of his wall fell over — two weeks after it happened

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On what must be a slow news day for President Donald Trump, he took to Twitter on Sunday morning to attack the press for reporting that a portion of his wall on the southern border toppled over two weeks ago -- and then blamed the collapse on "soaking wet" concrete and high winds.

Falling back on his stand-by "Fake News," the president tweeted: "Last week the Fake News said that a section of our powerful, under construction, Southern Border Wall 'fell over', trying to make it sound terrible, except the reason was that the concrete foundation was just poured & soaking wet when big winds kicked in. Quickly fixed 'forever'."

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