Donald Trump, the real estate developer and Republican presidential candidate, has turned a spotlight on Jersey City and its residents by insisting that the “Arab populations” here celebrated the fall of the twin towers during the September 11, 2001 attacks.
“I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down,” Trump said at a rally in Alabama on Saturday. “And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down.”
Abdul Mubarak-Rowe, spokesperson for the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, called Trump’s version of events “a bald-faced lie”. “I’ll just be very blunt with you,” Mubarak-Rowe said in a phone interview. “It’s bigoted, racist rhetoric.” Read More