The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Sunday said Donald TrumpDonald TrumpJohnson faces tough crowd at Libertarian debate Sanders: Primary isn't 'rigged,' just 'dumb' Trump University judge to unseal documents MORE’s claim that scores of Arab-Americans cheered as the Twin Towers fell on 9/11 is unsubstantiated.
Trump said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that there were “people over in New Jersey that were watching it, a heavy Arab population that were cheering as the buildings came down.”
ADL said there is no basis for the claim.
“This seems to be a variation of the anti-Semitic myth that a group of Israelis were seen celebrating as the Twin Towers fell,” the statement continued.
“His comments are irresponsible — not to mention factually challenged.”