In a Monday-night campaign speech, real-estate mogul Donald Trump doubled and tripled down on a claim widely disputed by fact-checkers. The Republican presidential front-runner insists he saw "thousands of people" in Jersey City, New Jersey, celebrating the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. A wide swath of media fact-checkers reject that claim as completely unfounded, but Trump all but declared victory on the subject while speaking in Columbus, Ohio. "I saw people getting together and in fairly large numbers celebrating as the World Trade Center was coming down, killing thousands of people," he said.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.