Donald Trump in hot water over 9/11 comments

  • 02/12/2015
Donald Trump (Reuters)
Donald Trump (Reuters)

US Republican candidate Donald Trump has got himself into hot water again.

This time he has been caught out after he claimed thousands of people were celebrating in New Jersey after the 9/11 attacks because of the large Arab population.

US correspondent Sandy Hughes says it is just not true.

"[Mr Trump] was using as his evidence this story that ran in the Washington Post by a handicapped reporter who now works for the New York Times," she told the Paul Henry programme this morning.

"When that reporter said, 'Look I never said there were thousands of people', then Trump kind of went after this guy, made some funky hand gestures."

Watch the video for the full segment with Sandy Hughes.