ADL slams Trump for ‘factually challenged’ 9/11 claim
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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Sunday said Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump Right way and wrong way Five things to know about the elephant trophies controversy MORE’s claim that scores of Arab-Americans cheered as the Twin Towers fell on 9/11 is unsubstantiated.

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“It is unfortunate that Donald Trump is giving new life to long-debunked conspiracy theories about 9/11,” ADL said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.

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.”