Donald Trump: No one has found 9/11 "cheering" footage because of "ancient technology"

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At the end of a long interview on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Monday, Donald Trump claimed that the reason no one's been able to find the footage he says he saw on 9/11 of "thousands and thousands of people" in New Jersey allegedly cheering as the World Trade Center fell is because of the "ancient technology" that was in place in 2001.

"Fourteen, 15 years ago wasn't like it is today where you press a button and play a video," Trump said. "Fourteen, 15 years ago, they don't even put it in files, they destroy half of the stuff. You know if you look back, 14, 15 years, that was like ancient times in terms of cinema and in terms of news and everything else. They don't have the same stuff. Today you can press a button and you can see exactly what went on two years ago. But when you go back 14, 15 years, that's like ancient technology."

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Donald Trump: No one has found 9/11 "cheering" footage because of "ancient technology"
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, talks with reporters while surrounded by a group of African-American religious leaders in New York, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Trump met with a coalition of 100 African-American evangelical pastors and religious leaders in a private meeting at Trump Tower. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, foreground right center, says goodbye to Dr. Darrell Scott, foreground left center, the senior pastor of New Spirit Revival Ministries in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, in the middle of a media crush in the Trump Tower lobby in New York, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Trump met with a coalition of 100 African-American evangelical pastors and religious leaders in a private meeting at Trump Tower. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Republican Candidate Donald Trump(L) arrives to talk to the press with Rev. Darrell Scott(C), senior pastor of the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights (C)after meetings with prominent African American clerics at Trump Tower in New York November 30 ,2015. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Rev. Darrell Scott, senior pastor of the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights (3rd-L) and Republican Candidate Donald Trump speak to the press after meetings with prominent African American clerics at Trump Tower in New York November 30 ,2015. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, foreground right center, shakes hands with Pastor Mark Burns, right, top center, co-Founder & CEO of Christian Television Network, and has his hand on the shoulder of Dr. Darrell Scott, foreground left center, the senior pastor of New Spirit Revival Ministries in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, in the middle of a media crush in the Trump Tower lobby in New York, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Trump met with a coalition of 100 African-American evangelical pastors and religious leaders in a private meeting at Trump Tower. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump listens at left as Pastor Darrell Scott talks to reporters in New York, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Trump met with a coalition of 100 African-American evangelical pastors and religious leaders in a private meeting at Trump Tower. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, talks to Pastor Darrell Scott while surrounded by reporters in New York, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Trump met with a coalition of 100 African-American evangelical pastors and religious leaders in a private meeting at Trump Tower. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Pastor Darrell Scott of the New Spirit Revival Center in Ohio speaks to reporters outside of Trump Tower in New York, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Trump is scheduled to meet with a coalition of 100 African-American evangelical pastors and religious leaders in a private meeting Monday at Trump Tower. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, joins a group of African-American religious leaders to speak to reporters in New York, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, following a meeting with a coalition of 100 African-American evangelical pastors and religious leaders in a private meeting at Trump Tower. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Pastor Mark Burns, co-founder & CEO of Christian Television Network, from Easley, S.C., right, speaks to the members of the media outside Trump Tower in New York, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Trump is scheduled to meet with a coalition of 100 African-American evangelical pastors and religious leaders in a private meeting at Trump Tower. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Dr. Steve Parson of the Richmond Christian Center, points to Donald Trump's book "Why We Want You to be Rich," as he talks to the members of the media outside Trump Tower in New York, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Trump is scheduled to meet with a coalition of 100 African-American evangelical pastors and religious leaders in a private meeting at Trump Tower. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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The Republican presidential candidate insisted that someone will find the video and reiterated that he saw and heard about the incident.

He also said, in response to a question from Willie Geist, that the footage he saw wasn't video of "people on the West Bank -; Palestinians -; celebrating on September 11th."

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