I know Jeff is trying to put the best possible spin on Donald Trump's claim that he saw on TV "thousands and thousands of Muslims" in New Jersey celebrating the attacks of September 11, 2001. But his boy stepped in it and he's going to have a hard time cleaning his shoe.
I mean if Trump has as great a memory as he claims to have then surely he can more precise than "thousands and thousands". Would that be 5,000? 10,000? Would it be enough to fill Yankee Stadium or the Meadowlands?
Now I certainly remember the Palestinians on the West Bank who cheered 9/11. Perhaps Trump is confusing Ramallah with Paterson.
It's one thing to say there were pockets of Muslims in this country celebrating 9/11, but it's quite another to claim it was "thousands and thousands." Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani threw cold water on Trump's claims during an appearance on CNN earlier today: