Ben Carson Claims He ‘Saw The Film’ of American Muslims Celebrating on 9/11


Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson backed up Donald Trump‘s claim that thousands of Muslims in New Jersey partied on September 11, 2001, telling a journalist that he had actually seen video of the incident.

ABC News’ Katherine Faulders tweeted out video of the exchange Monday afternoon.

Trump’s initial accusation was met with skepticism, with The Washington Post Fact Checker giving it their lowest score. In its fact check, the Post explicitly noted that “an extensive examination of news clips from that period turns up nothing.”

It’s possible Carson was thinking of the (unquestionably real) footage of the jubilant celebrations that broke out in East Jerusalem, which was widely aired in the aftermath of 9/11.

UPDATE –– 5:50 pm EST: Carson’s campaign is now walking this all back:

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