Resurfaced tweet from 'Green Book' writer on debunked claim about 9/11 draws backlash - NBC News
NBC News - Thu 10 Jan 14:11 GMT

Resurfaced tweet from 'Green Book' writer on debunked claim about 9/11 draws backlash - NBC News

Social media users resurfaced a 2015 tweet from a "Green Book" screenwriter Wednesday that appeared to show support for a debunked claim about Muslims in Jersey City cheering after 9/11.

  Social media users on Wednesday resurfaced a 2015 tweet from a "Green Book" screenwriter that appeared to support a debunked claim about Muslims in Jersey City cheering after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

  In a since-deleted tweet, Nick Vallelonga posted a message tagging then-candidate Donald Trump saying that he was "100% correct" in his claim that Muslims in the New Jersey city celebrated the attacks.

  Vallelonga did not immediately respond to a request for comment from NBC News.

  “My industry just gave him a Golden Globe for writing,” one Twitter user, Jordan Horowitz, a film producer, posted Wednesday with a screenshot of Vallelonga’s tweet.

  As NBC News reported in 2016, extensive reviews of television coverage found no footage of Muslims cheering in Jersey City in the wake of the attacks.