Cruz Surges, Trump Stands Firm On 'Cheering Muslims' 9/11 Claim
Real estate mogul Donald Trump this week stood firm by his claim that he saw a crowd of Muslim-Americans cheering in New Jersey following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, even though several of Trump’s Republican rivals backed away from those comments this week.
Meantime, a new poll showed Texas Senator Ted Cruz surged to second just behind Trump in Iowa. And Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders courted the African-American vote in Georgia and South Carolina.
Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News and Jay Newton-Small of Time magazine join Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti for this week’s 2016 roundtable.
- Margaret Talev, White House correspondent for Bloomberg News. She tweets @margarettalev.
- Jay Newton-Small, Washington correspondent for Time magazine. She tweets @JNSmall.
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