“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. Thousands of people were cheering.”
A graphic tweet from Trump with false claims of USA statistics pointing to black Americans constituted an overwhelming source with respect to gun violence further ignited the controversy.
On Sunday, Trump tweeted that he will be meeting a large group of Afro-American Pastors at Trump Tower on Monday. Referring to the attack on the Twin Towers, he added that the suicide attack had killed some 3,000 people and left more than 6,000 injured. The intended press conference has now been canceled, but Trump would still be meeting the pastors.
A “Trump insider” added that 40 pastors were ready to endorse Trump after the Monday meeting, but with the group expanding to 100, it also had some religious leaders opposed to the candidacy of Trump.
After the black religious leaders had announced their proposed meeting with Trump and the intention to endorse him, they faced a backlash from the Afro-American community.
The mix up with black pastors is seen as the latest misstep on the part of Mr. Trump.
Church leaders and 114 academics warned the pastors that a meeting with Trump would be a mistake.
At a weekend rally in Sarasota, FL, Trump also said that everybody around the world admit that Muslims were going wild. The singular footage of a post 9/11 celebration was the video of a small Palestinian group of teens celebrating in Eastern Jerusalem.