You’ll never guess who Donald Trump thinks could have prevented 9/11. Just kidding: It’s Donald Trump.
During an appearance on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace this morning, the Republican presidential hopeful was asked about his recent exchange with GOP rival Jeb Bush over whether or not Jeb’s brother, former Pres. George W. Bush, “kept us safe” during and after the attacks on New York’s World Trade Center.
“I’m not blaming George Bush [for 9/11],” Trump told Wallace. “But the World Trade Center came down. So, when [Jeb Bush] said, ‘We were safe’—that’s not safe. We lost 3,000 people. It was one of the greatest—probably the greatest catastrophe in this country, if you think about it.”
Would Donald Trump have been able to keep us safe if he had been commander-in-chief on Sept. 11, 2001? Donald Trump seems to think so.
“I am extremely, extremely tough on illegal immigration,” Trump told Wallace. “I am extremely tough on people coming into this country... If I were running things...I doubt that those people [responsible for the attacks on the World Trade Center] would have been in the country.”
Following the interview’s airing, Trump took to Twitter to grill Jeb on his brother’s invasion of Iraq under the false pretenses of there being “weapons of mass destruction.”
Jeb, why did your brother attack and destabalize the Middle East by attacking Iraq when there were no weapons of mass destruction? Bad info?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2015
“I don’t know why he keeps bringing this up,” the former Florida governor said on CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper Sunday. “Across the spectrum of foreign policy, Mr. Trump talks about things that—as though he’s still on The Apprentice.”