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Cruz Surges, Trump Stands Firm On 'Cheering Muslims' 9/11 Claim

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (left) and Ben Carson (center) look on as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during the Republican Presidential Debate sponsored by Fox Business and the Wall Street Journal at the Milwaukee Theatre on November 10, 2015, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (left) and Ben Carson (center) look on as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during the Republican Presidential Debate sponsored by Fox Business and the Wall Street Journal at the Milwaukee Theatre on November 10, 2015, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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.


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