If you thought Donald Trump’s claim about “thousands” of Muslims in New Jersey cheering the fall of the Twin Towers on 9/11 was absurd, then you should hear what a Fox News host has to say about that.
While defending the Republican presidential candidate’s smear campaign against Muslims, Eric Bolling said Muslims not only celebrated the terrorist attack but were also “tipped off” a day before so they could watch the planes from their rooftops.
He “remembers” reports from that day. That’s pretty much it.
“I remember specifically the news reports about Jersey City. They said people were on the roofs watching the planes fly in. They were tipped off prior to the thing,” he told co-host Greg Gutfeld.
In addition to lack of evidentiary support for his incendiary rhetoric, Bolling also said it doesn’t matter how many Muslims were involved in the alleged celebrations.
"It doesn’t really matter to me,” he continued. “Because I know there were Muslims and Muslim groups who were happy that the World Trade Center came down and they were in the United States when that happened. Whether or not it was thousands, a few hundred, a handful, who cares?”
So essentially, Bolling is trying to say there isn’t a difference between the number 10 and 10,000. That’s a really odd thing for him to say considering he is the network’s analyst who “specializes in financial news.”
Also, it’s important to mention here that Bolling’s viewers shouldn’t really rely on what he remembers.
In 2011, during a segment in which he was discussing the Ground Zero Mosque issue, Bolling infamously forgot about the Sept. 11 attacks.
“Whether they did or didn’t [find weapons of mass destruction], America was certainly safe between 2000 and 2008. I don’t remember any terrorist attacks on American soil during that period of time,” he told the panel of The Five. Although he apologized later, Bolling proved he has a tendency to make mind-boggling mistakes to establish his case.
And he is doing it all over again.