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Scarborough Schools Trump on Middle East in Twitterstorm

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By    |   Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 05:05 PM

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" commentator Joe Scarborough went on a Twitter tear Saturday to counter GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump's assertion that Muslims "worldwide" were "going wild" after the 9/11 terror attacks. 

At a campaign rally in Sarasota, Fla., Saturday, Trump — while batting back criticism of his mockery of a New York Times reporter — waded back into controversy by declaring: "Everybody admits worldwide the Muslims were absolutely going wild [after 9/11]."

In less than 40 minutes, Scarborough fired off eight tweets schooling the real estate billionaire about the response of a number of Middle Eastern countries after the 2001 terror strikes.

Beginning with Jordan,
then going onto Lebanon,  Turkey, 
Egypt, 
Libya, 
Kuwait, 
and Iran, 


Scarborough called attention to the responses in those countries.

He also noted a Gallup poll in 2008 backed up Muslims' overwhelming rejection of attacks on civilians.
Scarborough conceded the situation among Palestinians was different in the wake of 9/11 – but maintained that didn't justify Trump's enumeration of the Muslim response.
Scarborough's twitterstorm is in stark contrast to previous efforts to defend Trump — including after the real estate billionaire's comments about Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly after the first GOP presidential candidates debate in August, and in the wake of Trump's claim that he saw "thousands" of Muslims celebrating in Jersey City, N.J., after 9/11. 


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MSNBC's Morning Joe commentator Joe Scarborough went on a Twitter tear Saturday to counter GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trumps assertion that Muslims worldwide were going wild after the 9/11 terror attacks. At a campaign rally in Sarasota, Fla., Saturday,...
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