NBC’s Chuck Todd did his best to paint Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump as a liar Sunday.
Trump appeared on “Meet The Press” Sunday where Todd accused Trump of “feeding the stereotype” about Muslims and insisted the celebrations by Muslims on 9/11 that Trump says he saw “never happened.”
As I have documented on BPR I personally witnessed such celebrations myself.
Still Todd persisted “This didn’t happen in New Jersey.”
“Chuck, it did happen in New Jersey. I have hundreds of people that agree with me,” Trump replied.
“You have a huge Muslim population over there. And that’s fine. But you have a huge Muslim population, between Patterson and different places and Jersey City, an unbelievable large population,” Trump continued. “If they’re going to be doing it at soccer games, if they’re going to be doing it all around the world, it was being done.”
The more Trump stood his ground the angrier Todd got while doing everything but calling Trump a liar.
“Take it easy, Chuck. Just play cool,” Trump said. “This is people in this country that love our country that saw this, by the hundreds they’re calling, and they’re tweeting. And there’s a lot of people. In Sarasota, people were telling me yesterday they used to live in New Jersey. They remember it vividly.”
The media have f**king this particular chicken for over a week now. If you ask me this is a strange hill to die on.
I have pretty vivid memories of watching the Twin Towers fall. I remember where I was and what I was doing when I first heard the news. But there is a lot of stuff associated with that horrible day I don’t remember vividly.
I remember seeing video of Palestinians dancing in the street somewhere in Israel in celebration of that terrorist attack. I remember hearing stories about Muslims here in America also dancing in celebration, but I don’t recall seeing them do it. I should mention that I didn’t watch a lot of television news back then.
I cannot say with 100% certainty that the events that Donald Trump describes ever took place. On the other hand I can’t say with 100% certainty that it didn’t happen either. I am aware that a lot of people do believe it happened.
The media have taken the position that Trump must either prove it happened or admit he lied. In typical Trump fashion he has refused to do either one, causing the media to lose their shit. A lot of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
The Forces of Political Correctness have spent the past 14 years trying to convince people that Muslims Are Our Friends. Recent events here and abroad have dealt a serious setback to that effort. What is erroneously called “Islamophobia” is on the rise and now thanks to the media Donald Trump has run out in front to lead that parade.
It’s like they are trying to help him win.