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Trump lies regarding 9/11

1. November 21 2015 Trump famously stated “Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down.”  Reporters and local officials were not slow in coming forward to state that this never happened. But instead of  backing down or apologizing in the face of evidence to the contrary, Trump actually repeated the assertion.

2. March 3: Trump claims the wives of the 9/11 hijackers “knew exactly what was happening” and that the returned to Saudi Arabia two days prior to the attacks to watch their husbands on television flying the planes. The 9/11 Commission report stated that none of the hijackers had a wife, girlfriend or family member in the United States within months leading up to the attacks.

3. Trump claimed he “lost hundreds of friends” on 9/11. The Daily Beast reported a quote from a Port Authority police officer who never talks about how many comrades he lost. “If he has hundreds of friends, he should be able to tell us about them, If he can tell us about the hundreds of friends he lost, who they were, what kind of person they were, I might have some respect for him.”  I have no proof that this is a lie YET. So I’ll give Donald some time while I do some more digging on this one.