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Trump Wins Again

It must be so demoralizing for the GOP Establishment and the media. Every time they think they’ve finally got Donald Trump on the ropes, he delivers a devastating right hook and another knockout.

In the aftermath of Trump’s claim that “thousands” of Muslims were celebrating the destruction of the Twin Towers, one point is becoming clear: While he may have exaggerated or conflated events that happened elsewhere, his basic claim is correct. Some Muslims were indeed openly celebrating, and that’s all Trump will need to buttress his favorite storyline — that the press is biased against him.

A newly unearthed local news report from the days after 9/11 states that a “swarm” of Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey, actually were on a rooftop exploding with glee on the night of the attacks.

From the video:

“There is another apartment building, one that investigators told me, quote, ‘was swarming with suspects’ — suspects who I’m told were cheering on the roof when they saw the planes slam into the Trade Center. Police were called to the building by other neighbors and found eight men celebrating, six of them tenants in the building.”

Others are coming forward to suggest that Trump at least has a serious point.

Then-New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik told One American News he had received reports of celebrations in New Jersey.

“We had a number of reports of people celebrating,” Kerik said. “I remember Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. There were some in Queens. There were also some in Patterson, New Jersey, and Jersey City.”

Rudy Giuliani, mayor of New York City at the time, said at least some people were celebrating across the river in New York City.

“We did have some reports of people celebrating that day as the towers were coming down,” Giuliani told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Tuesday on New Day. “Some in Queens, some in Brooklyn — 10, 12, maybe 40,” he said.

“I think what he’s doing is exaggerating,” Giuliani said of Trump. “People were celebrating, he’s right about that.”

“In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks.”

But Giuliani didn’t exactly rule out that thousands were celebrating in New Jersey, sounding a bit equivocal.

“I wouldn’t have known if it happened in some part of New Jersey,” Giuliani said.

And then of course there is the Washington Post story, first unearthed not by the media — and not by the person who wrote it — that was unequivocal about 9/11 celebration parties going down in New Jersey.

“In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners’ plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they watched the devastation on the other side of the river,” the piece stated.

Once again, a supposed “gaffe” that was going to bring Trump’s poll numbers down to earth has done nothing of the kind. A newly released poll by Quinnipiac, taken entirely after Trump’s original statement about Muslims celebrating and mostly following the commentary “debunking” his claim, has Trump increasing his support by 3 percentage points.

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21 Responses to Trump Wins Again

  1. This is an easy one. Using their Journ-o-list system or whatever it’s shape-shifted into these days, much of the MSM has decided that the top, let’s talk about it for days, let’s keep beating the drum story is the “thousand Muslims” story, let’s call it. They’re using the same phrases, story lines and “shaming and blaming” techniques no matter what newspaper or radio “news program” you listen to.

    Now why would the corrupt MSM spend all that time, energy, air time and flop sweat to keep this story on intense life support? Why keep beating the war drums on this nothing burger story? Why yell it from the rooftops 24/7 when newly released Hillary emails show another 328 classified emails in the latest batch–bringing the total now to 1,000 classified emails released and likely hacked by China, Russia and who knows who else? That seems like a pretty big story, doesn’t it.

    Or why not the story about how our Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces and the FBI chief both declared in the past couple of days that ISIS is certainly not contained, directly contradicting their boss, the ‘Bam. Isn’t that a bigger story than the “thousand Muslims” story?

    Why not report about the dozens of callers I heard all day on talk radio from Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Washington DC saying they indeed saw Muslims dancing in the streets, cheering from rooftops, and otherwise celebrating the destruction on 9/11. Not a peep about it from the MSM. Not a peep. No, not likely thousands, but many, many. That’s a pretty big story, isn’t it?

    Why not report on the story that Obama has ordered his Justice Department attorneys to NOT prosecute gun violations in the inner city ghettos, the war zones of America? Isn’t that a bigger story than the “thousand Muslims” silliness?

    Only a few more months left. Unless Obama figures out a way to stop time.

  2. At this point in time, if ABCCBSNBC had a photo of MrTrump behaving badly with handicapped children while sticking a heroin shot into his arm, we would assume it to be a fake.
    Assuming that their power to sway opinion is allmighty, they have overplayed everything.

    Americans love the underdog.

  3. There must be a diabolical reason that the head of CNN ordered nothing but ‘Trump, Trump’, Trump’ on programming…other than ratings, ratings, ratings. Even cancelled a Special on 9/11 in favor of a trump rally.

    The Dems must be doing a happy dance. Hillary is a shoo-in if it turns out to be Trump. IMHO, of course.
    Trump has rendered the rest of the herd…inconsequential.

    • People do that to themselves. The other candidates have choices to make. And surely, it is not Trump’s fault that he is “ruining the Republican Party”, “making the party look bad”, somehow rendering the other candidates ineffective. Nope not buying that.

      It’s a big job being President of the United States — so they will have to fight for it. If these candidates cannot handle Trump, or the MSM, and so forth — we’ll be even worse off than we are now (ok, maybe not).

      And Cruz seems to be coming along nicely — not panicking, no hysteria, one step at a time, moving up.

  4. I see that it didn’t task long for the Pantload-in Chief to start his quest for more power.” There are things that can be done to make Americans safer ”
    Make me President for Life, suspend the Constitution, disarm law abiding citizens, release more drug dealers, keep open borders and let in more terrorist .
    Here comes the power grab, hold on folks, its going to get uglier.
    If I’m wrong, we can all laugh at crazy Cisco, silly boy.

  5. What the left cannot understand is just how fed up MOST American really are! You know all those numbers out in the hinterlands that no one ever pays attention to! Well they are wide awake and mad as hell at Obama, black power movements that riot, loot and kill, as well as every democrat politician whether they are local, state or federal, and let’s not forget the GOPe that has been protecting Obama’s back for 2 years now! These people will not vote for a democrat again, even their very own state democrat. No, Obama has finally awakened the sleeping mass and it is mad as he!!.

  6. Trump is savvy.
    Don’t forget that as you watch him handle the media and politics.
    He didn’t become a household name because he is a stupid man.
    Would I vote for him? Too soon to tell.
    But…against HRC? Absolutely.

  7. If Trump had stated “there were Muslims celebrating…” It would have been a passing mention. But when he exaggerates…the liberal media (as well as some GOPe who can’t stand the thought of him winning) fall all over themselves to prove he’s wrong. Ergo..LOTS of free press once again.