The media is on full fledged rabid hysteria mode as they chase after Trump and his comment that he saw “thousands and thousands” of Muslims cheering as the second tower fell in the 9/11 attacks.
And now Ben Carson is backing up his claim!!
From the Washington Post:
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Monday that he has seen highly disputed footage showing thousands of Muslims in northern New Jersey celebrating the collapse of the twin towers following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
GOP front-runner Donald Trump has made the same claim, but no such video has emerged and fact checkers and news anchors on assignment at the time have said such footage does not exist.
“I saw the film of it, yes,” the retired neurosurgeon told reporters Monday during a news conference at the Pahrump Nugget casino and hotel.
“There are going to be people who respond inappropriately to virtually everything. I think that was an inappropriate response,” Carson added. “I don’t know if on the basis of that you can say all Muslims are bad people — I really think that would be a stretch.”
Notice they don’t mention what the question was. I wouldn’t put it past them to have answered a slightly different question in order to screw Ben over.
We posted the furor around Trump’s comments here, but he has since posted the proof of his claim that was provided to us as well:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2015
So it looks like he exaggerated the claim, but the media is making it appear that no one ever applauded the attacks.
Ben Carson retracts his statement!!!
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 23, 2015