WATCH: Giuliani Says Arabs Were Celebrating 9/11, but Trump Exaggerates Numbers

Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani corroborates Donald Trump's claim the there were pockets of celebration in Arab communities in and around New York City on September 11, 2001, but says Trump is 'exaggerating' the number.

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Former N.Y.C. Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks before protestors outside the Metropolitan Opera, on opening night of the opera, "The Death of Klinghoffer," October 20, 2014.Credit: AFP

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RUDY GIULIANI: I think what's he's doing is he's exaggerating. People were celebrating, he's right about that.

We had one situation in which a candy store owned by a Muslim family was celebrating that day, right near a housing development, and the kids in the housing development came in and beat them up. And I think both facts were corroborated to be true. They were celebrating that the towers had come down, some of the kids in the housing development got upset about it, and they came in and did a pretty good job of beating them up.